View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
 
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
 
Lyrics for Literacy
Revel Events Center
Greenville, SC
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.
Thank you for your support of the first annual Lyrics for Literacy benefit concert! Stay tuned for next year's lineup!






Event

Lyrics for Literacy
Greenville Literacy Association is proud to present the first annual Lyrics for Literacy benefit concert! We are thrilled to have Billy Strings, bluegrass guitarist extraordinaire, and his fantastic band, along with local acts My Girl, My Whiskey & Me and Vilai Harrington. Join us May 11th at Revel (formerly the Handlebar) for raffles and a rockin' good time!

About Billy:
"Imagine taking a hardcore heavy metal band like Pantera and cramming all that energy into the body of a 21-year-old bluegrass guitarist. That's Billy Strings. It's acoustic music with a punk edge and a lot of youthful enthusiasm and, oh man, that PICKING!  Strings covers a wide variety of classic tunes and songs in his show, from a slow-burning cover of Wild Bill Jones to a raw cover of Cocaine Blues or picking delights like Red Haired Boy and Soldiers Joy. But the standout track is the opening song, Dust in a Baggie, a cleverly written mountain song about meth that manages to take a very current and destructive issue and translate it into the bluegrass vernacular. It's a tour-de-force, written by Strings himself, and is the moment you realize just how far this kids gonna go."  D.L. "THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION"

About My Girl, My Whiskey & Me:
"You rarely hear electronic-rock band Radiohead mentioned in the same sentence as bluegrass icons Flatt and Scruggs, but the duo My Girl, My Whiskey & Me compares its sound to both musical acts." - The Greenville News

About Vilai Harrington:
Inspired by acts like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, Otis Redding, Pete Seeger, and the Beatles, Vilai Harrington learned to strum on a one-string banjo his grandmother brought home. Raised in South Carolina and now based out of Greenville, SC, Vilai Harrington travels through the U.S. sharing his eclectic story through the eyes of a Clawhammer troubadour. "Soul filled folk music with Appalachian roots. Reminds me of what church hymns would sound like if they were for mother earth." - Adams Mitchell, Creases Zine

About Greenville Literacy Association:
The Greenville Literacy Association (GLA) has served the community of Greenville, South Carolina, and surrounding areas for almost 50 years. GLA is one of the largest community-based adult literacy programs in South Carolina and is one of the most highly developed in the nation.

Greenville Literacy recruits and trains community volunteers to provide instruction for adults who request assistance. Greenville Literacy has expanded its services to three fully equipped and staffed learning centers across Greenville County and assists church and neighborhood literacy programs near these centers.

Helping adults improve their basic skills has a direct and measurable impact on both the education and quality of life of their children.

Location

Revel Events Center (View)
304 E. Stone Ave.
Greenville, SC 29609
United States


Categories

Arts > Performance
Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits
Music > Bluegrass
Music > Rock
Music > Singer/Songwriter
Other > Charity
Other > Fundraisers
Social > Adult

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No

Contact

Owner: Eleanor V.
On BPT Since: Mar 14, 2017
 
Eleanor Vaughn
864-467-3458
vaughn@greenvilleliteracy.org
http://Greenvilleliteracy....
 


Contact us
Email
support@brownpapertickets.com
24/7 Customer Service
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
Resources
Careers
Press
Developers
Help
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Locations
Event Producers
Create an Event
Pricing
Services
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Join the mailing list
Get spam-free daily notifications of new events in your neighborhood!
Customize your mailing list
Connect with us
Friend us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Watch us on YouTube
Read our blog
Get to know us
Meet the Doers
Use of this service is subject to the Terms & Conditions of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2017 Mobile EN ES FR