By: Staff Report
January 17, 2013
The Ashe County Arts Council is sponsoring a special funraiser chili dinner and concert with singer songwriter and all round fun guy, Si Kahn on Saturday evening, Jan. 19.
The evening promises the perfect meal for a wintry night, great music, lot of surprises and an enjoyable way to raise funds for the Arts Council’s school and community arts programming.
Si Kahn is nationally know figure whose life as a musician, activist and community organizer has spanned more than forty-five years. Si’s original songs touch the soul and make your smile. Si Kahn is a singer/songwriter that uses influences from traditional old-time music, folk music, the blues and contemporary music to create songs of family, community, work and freedom. His songs have become part of an oral tradition and are sung in folk clubs and living rooms, at rallies and on picket lines around the world.
Kahn lives in Charlotte but has a home just across the Ashe County line in Wilkes County. He is a regular performer at Merlefest each year. Kahn visits Ashe County often and understands the value of “community” and the role that the arts play in our lives. His music and life have been a testament to how the arts make a difference.
The theme for the Saturday night concert is chasing away the doldrums of winter, “A Black Squirrel Winter.” Chili, tossed salad, crusty bread, dessert, beverages will be on the wintry themed menu and everything will be casual and served buffet style. The food is being cooked and donated by Arts Council volunteers.
Guests at the event will have the opportunity to participate in special fundraiser events throughout the evening. For a donation, you can dedicate a song to someone, you can commission Kahn to write a song for you, you can bid on having Kahn come to your house for your own personal concert and more fun. The participants can even buy a spoon so they can eat their chili. The evening will have lots of fun, silly things planned that will keep everyone entertained. After dinner, Kahn will perform in concert in the intimacy of the Art Center’s Gallery to the delight of the guests.
Seating is limited to 70, reservations are required and the ticket price for the fundraiser is $35 per person. Call 336-846-2787 to make your reservation.