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From the Black Mountain Music Scene blog, an all-star WNC musical event including David Holt and Malcolm Holcombe:
Pony Up Benefit
at White Horse Black Mountain
White Horse Black Mountain is a wonderful music, performance and event venue in Black Mountain NC. But like many other businesses, they’ve faced some lean and tough times in recent months and now the venue faces some financial setbacks which might result in closing the doors.
In spite of their own financial challenges, the club continued to host benefit concerts last fall and this winter to help others out. Bob and Kim expressed their sentiments that even in tough times it was still important to give something to others and benefit concerts were one means they could give to others who were also struggling.
Musicians and fans of live music have stepped forward to put on a 2-day benefit concert to raise funds to help White Horse recover from their financial setbacks and to say thanks for all the past benefit concerts they’ve done for others.
“It’s like an old fashioned barn-raising where friends and neighbors pitch in to assist each other in times of need. For generations, people in rural America have gathered as a community to help their neighbors out by building barns, helping gather crops, and such. In urban America this same spirit manifested itself in “rent parties” where folks gathered to play music and pass the hat to help friends pay their rent. In essence, Pony-Up for White Horse is the equivalent of a barn-raising or rent party. It’s about friends helping friends. It’s about saying thanks to people who have already done so much for others.”
Day One of the Benefit Concert is Saturday April 10th
with music beginning at 7pm.
Featured Performers for Saturday night include:
Billy Cardine and Jay Sanders
Ken Kiser, Scott Tyler, Matt Kinne
Doug and Darcy Orr