The Annual Event to Fund Music Scholarships for Students in the Kanawha Valley happens tonight at Black Sheep Blues and Burritos, during and after ArtWalk in Downtown Charleston. This annual show raises money for The Derick Kirk Foundation.
The stellar line-up of talent includes:
5:00 – McCracken&Kirk – Roots-Based Acoustic Duo
6:00 – Independent State – Appalachian Soul Rebel Roots
7:00 – The Velvet Brothers – West Virginia’s Kings of Lounge
8:00 – Bob Thompson Unit – West Virginia Jazz Legend
9:00 – Voodoo Katz – Caribbean and African Dance Gurus
The Derick Kirk Foundation supports and funds music education and development in grades kindergarten through 12. Recognizing personal and professional development begins early, The Foundation endeavors to promote the significant role music plays in nurturing the creative process in youth. The mission of the Derick Kirk Foundation, Inc. is to support and fund music education and development in grades kindergarten through 12. The Foundation was created in 2007 when noted musician Derick Kirk succumbed to a rare form of cancer that same year at the age of 28. Derick was working on his Masters in Music at Marshall University at the time of his death. Today, his spirit continues through the ongoing work of the 501.c.3 charity.
Admission is free and there will be Door Prizes. You’ll also find Dinner Specials and a special beer designed for Derick’s memory, some of the proceeds from which will go to the foundation. Donations Accepted.
I want to personally express my gratitude and thanks for all you have done in promoting the work of Derick Kirk Foundation and our mission of supporting arts education in Kanawha, Boone, Putnam, Clay, Jackson and Roane counties. Thanks to efforts this years, particularly in getting the word out for KirkFest ’18 – our Concert Benefitting Music Scholarships for high school seniors, our 2018 event was a huge success.
Bryan Boyd, President
Derick Kirk Foundation, Inc.