Grand Vision is pleased to announce it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Grants for Arts Projects award to support Roots & Rambles.

Roots & Rambles explores the cultural roots and future of folk music in the United States. This series features musicians who are dedicated to the preservation, creativity, and evolution of American music. Audiences can meet the artists at pre-concert workshops, as they share history, stories, and music-making styles. Grand Vision is honored to receive this grant from the NEA to present artists who keep folk music traditions alive and carry them creatively into the 21st century.

“The NEA is delighted to announce this grant to Grand Vision Foundation, which is helping contribute to the strength and well-being of the arts sector and local community,” said National Endowment for the Arts Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “We are pleased to be able to support this community and help create an environment where all people have the opportunity to live artful lives.”

Shows with a ☆ are part of the Roots & Rambles series and will have a pre-concert workshop one hour before the show and is open to all concert goers.

☆John Kraus & the Goers
John Kraus & The Goers

Saturday, March 16
Workshop: Sea Shanty Stories & Sing-Along 7 PM
Concert 8 PM
Sing along with Captain John and the band as they play vintage sea shanties and nautical tunes with pirate-rock swagger.

☆Street Corner Renaissance
Street Corner Renaissance

Sunday, April 21
Workshop: Historic Harmonies & the Future of Doo-Wop 7 PM
Concert 8 PM
A cappella quintet sings the classic doo-wop, soul, and R&B harmonies of Sam Cooke, The Chords, The O’Jays, and others.

☆Mara Kaye
Mara Kaye

Saturday, April 27
Workshop: A Storyteller’s Guide to Singing the Blues 7 PM
Concert 8 PM
Classic cabaret-style blues from this Brooklyn-born vocal powerhouse. Hear the great songs of Bessie Smith, Billie Holliday, and more.

☆Abby Posner & the Big Fall
Abby Posner

Workshop: Intro to Songwriting 7 PM
Concert 8 PM
The upbeat folk-roots band The Big Fall is led by Abby Posner, multi-instrumentalist and Winner of the ’23 USA Songwriting Competition. Opener: Joselyn & Don, modern folk. The songwriting workshop will be led by Abby Posner and Joselyn Wilkinson.

Roots & Rambles is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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