Holiday Inn's Holiday Pick-In is Huge Success for Kentucky Charities!

... $2,340.00 was collected from donations and raffles plus 3 truck-loads of toys ...
The 2011 Holiday Pick-Inn Benefit bluegrass show and jam, held on Saturday, November 26th, at The Holiday Inn Hurstbourne KY, was a rousing success according to the promoters.

The Louisville Bluegrass Music Association, Bluegrass Anonymous, partnered with The Holiday Inn to host this second annual event.

Attendance at this year’s event increased over the 2010 event by one-third.  $2,340.00 was collected from donations and raffles plus 3 truck-loads of toys.

Storefront Congregation always provides top-notch talent and included some of their new music from their latest CD, “Kaleidoscope”. The Lexington band NewTown made the drive to introduce their new music project titled “NewTown”, and wowed the audience with their high energy performance.
The evening’s staged performances were closed by Kentuckiana’s own Michael Cleveland & Friends, including Steve Cooley, Jeff Guernsey, Glenn Gibson, Josh Richards and Bill Wolfe. What a night of music!

Area businesses donated various prize packages including an acoustic guitar from Music Go Round, a 3-day River of Music Party (ROMP) pass from the International Bluegrass Music Museum, coffee baskets, music packages and so much more. Drawings were held between the band breaks.

The hotel offered discounted room rates and provided a jammin’ floor for attendees, some from as far as Connecticut, California and Pennsylvania. Jams were scattered throughout the lobby and on the 3rd floor and the last pickers didn’t close the jam until the crow was cock-a-doodlin’ on Sunday morning. Everything from the venue, the musician’s time and energy, the sound equipment, the sound engineer’s talents, volunteers and prizes was donated.

Admission to the event was toys and/or a monetary donation and all proceeds were split between The Home of the Innocents, a home for abused and seriously ill children, The Center for Women & Families, a shelter for families that find themselves in an abusive situation, and The Salvation Army Toys for Tots drive.

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