Banjo Players Help Raise 50K For Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Image635011091260536986It was during soundcheck on Saturday when virtuosic banjoist Bela Fleck and his lovely wife, Abigail Washburn, learned their performance at The Paramount Center for the Arts that evening had helped raise more than $50,000 for educational programming at the Birthplace of Country Music® Museum.

The Blue Stocking Club, Bristol's oldest ladies' charitable organization, hosts fundraisers once every two or three years.  This year, the BCM Museum was the chosen as beneficiary, and it was the club's most successful fundraiser to date.


"We are so grateful to the ladies at the Blue Stocking Club for all their hard work,"  says BCM Board President John Rainero.  "The show was a sell-out, and we appreciate all the sponsors and patrons who helped them reach their goal.  It's been wonderful to see so much community support for this project."

The Birthplace of Country Music® Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and is slated to open in August of 2014.

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