Au Sable Forks Fresh off of being named Vocal Group of the Year at the International Bluegrass Music Awards Sept. 29, the Gibson Brothers will perform at a special fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 15, with proceeds benefiting the Holy Name School in Au Sable Forks.
The concert will take place at 7 p.m. on the AuSable Valley Junior/Senior High School Auditorium, with ticket prices set at $18 in advance or $20 at the door.
“Patty Gero approached me about the idea of a benefit concert and we took it from there,” Christine Reynolds, principal at Holy Name, said. “We rely heavily on fundraisers to keep the school running, and we wanted to do something different than we regularly do when we go out and knock door-to-door.”
Reynolds said that the idea of having a benefit concert or performer come in is something that she hopes to continue to do as an alternative fundraiser for the school.
“I think that this is something that community members will enjoy and something that we can do more in the future,” Reynolds said. “It’s a way to reach out to the community and provide some entertainment and ask them to come out and support the school through that.”
Reynolds said that she was pleased that the Gibson Brothers would agree to perform in the show, as the duo also earned Album of the Year honors for “Help My Brother” at the IBMA Awards, which were held in Nashville.
Tickets for the show are available by calling 647-8444, or at Dick’s Country Store in Churubusco, the General Trading Company in Plattsburgh, Edenfield and Snow in Saranac Lake and Hometown Deli in Au Sable Forks.