Bent Grass Performs Benefit Concert for the Kimberley House

Bluegrass band Bent Grass will return to the stage in a benefit performance for Kimberley House. The performance will take place September 11 at 7:30 pm at the Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay. Tickets for the performance are $15 for adults, $12 for students, and $8 for children.

Mark Wellens, Dave Sladek, Joe Hannon, and Mike Strenski make up Bent Grass. Although they come from different professional backgrounds, the four men share a love of bluegrass music. The play traditional instruments, including the banjo, guitar, mandolin, stand-up bass, and dobro, with strong four-part harmonies and some well-placed a cappella singing.

Bent Grass will perform traditional bluegrass and gospel music, blending songs like “Blue Moon Over Kentucky”(Bill Monroe) with newer styles like “When the Sun Goes Down” (Kenny Chesney) and “Paradise” (John Prine), and a liberal sprinkling of original tunes. Since forming in 2005, the band has released two CDs, Nineteen Days and Coming Home.

Proceeds from the concert will support Kimberley House, a transitional living facility which provides a structured environment for individuals 18 years of age or older who are in the early stages of alcohol and/or drug abuse recovery. The goal of the Kimberley House staff and supporters is to provide a family-like setting to help residents effect positive change physically, emotionally, spiritually and socially.

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