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Bluemont to Host Fundraiser Concert at Airlie

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On June 3, the Bluemont Concert Series will host a fundraiser concert featuring Paul Reisler & A Thousand Questions. The concert will be held at the beautiful Airlie Center Pavilion, located at 6809 Airlie Road in Warrenton. It will begin at 6:00 p.m., with hors doeuvres and a cash bar available at 5:00 p.m. Proceeds will support the cultural programs the Bluemont Concert Series Artist-In-Education program and Kid Pan Alley present in local schools.

Bluemont has a proud 36-year history of bringing high-quality cultural and environmental programs to Virginia schools. Its Artist-In-Education program seeks to help schools integrate cultural arts and environmental education programs into their curricula by offering the highest quality programs at affordable costs to our community schools, and to enhance the learning experience and broaden the educational horizons of our students, professional educators, schools, and communities.

Paul Reisler was the co-founder and leader of Trapezoid for over 25 years. He is the founder and artistic director of the Kid Pan Alley childrens songwriting projecta program that inspires kids to create their own music. He has written over 1,700 songs with over 30,000 children. Some of those songs have been recorded by such artists as Amy Grant, Delbert McClinton, and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra.

Paul Reisler & A Thousand Questions also features harmonica and piano virtuoso Howard Levy (of the Flecktones), vocalist Amy Speace, and percussionist/multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven (formerly of the David Grisman Quintet). It is a direct and emotional music that cuts across borderscombining American roots, world music eclecticism, classical precision and mysticism with the vitality and energy of contemporary pop music. The Washington Post says their music climbs up the Blue Ridge and down to the bayou and back up the Himalayas.

The Airlie Center Pavilion is an ideal concert venue. The covered pavilion is open-air, but may be closed in the event of inclement weather. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Seating is limited, so attendees are encouraged to purchase their tickets online at www.bluemont.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact the Bluemont office at 540-955-8186, e-mail info@bluemont.org, or visit www.bluemont.org.

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