TAP of Door County Presents Bent Grass

Bent Grass returns to Third Avenue Playhouse in a benefit performance for Kimberley House on Sept. 10 at 7:30 pm.

Although they come from different professional backgrounds – a carpenter, a medical salesman, a business owner and a water department employee – Mark Wellens, Dave Sladek, Joe Hannon and Mike Strenski share a love of bluegrass music that will have listeners smiling from start to finish.

Using 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 blends both traditional bluegrass and gospel music with newer styles, playing songs like “Blue Moon Over Kentucky” (Bill Monroe), “When the Sun Goes Down” (Kenny Chesney) and “Paradise” (John Prine), as well as a liberal sprinkling of original tunes.

Proceeds from the concert will go to 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.

Tickets for Bent Grass are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and students and $8 for children under 12. Tickets are on sale at the theater box office, 239 N. Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, 920.743.1760, Monday through Friday from 10 am – 3 pm and also one hour prior to the performance. Tickets are also available at Dancing Bear, 13 N. Third Avenue, Java on Jefferson at the corner of Fifth & Jefferson and online at