Dave Kinney at Bluegrass Benefit 2013
Dave Kinney at Bluegrass Benefit in 2013

Madison, WI – Looking for a family-friendly way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Come to the Barrymore Theatre at 1 p.m., February 14th, for the 15th Annual United Way Bluegrass Benefit. Six bands and performers are volunteering their time and talents with all proceeds going to United Way of Dane County. Longtime United Way advocate Dave Kinney has organized this concert since its inception.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to bring your entire family to a fun and entertaining event while giving back to our community,” said Kinney. “I’m proud of the positive change United Way brings to our community and I love that I can contribute to that change with this concert.”

Over the last 15 years, this annual concert has grown in popularity among bluegrass fans and families who are looking for kid-friendly activities. Thank you to Barrymore Theatre, Steve Gotcher (Audio for the Arts), WORT 89.9 FM and Isthmus for their partnership.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 – 12. Children 5 and under are free. For families, there is a maximum cost of $20.

Tickets are available at the door and online: http://www.barrymorelive.com/_unitedway.htm

Program of Performers:

Sortin’ The Mail                                                       1:00 p.m.

Stillhouse Six                                                           1:45 p.m.

Dave Landau The King of Kids Music                 2:30 p.m.

MadFiddle & Highway 151                                    3:00 p.m.

Oak Street Ramblers                                              4:15 p.m.

Old Tin Can String Band                                        5:00 p.m.

About Dave Kinney
Dave Kinney worked at Oscar Mayer/Kraft Foods for 30 years in the Finance area before retiring in 1996.  Since then he has been volunteering with the Oscar Mayer/Kraft Foods R.E.A.D.I. (Retired Employees Are Dedicated Individuals) group on various projects.  The company rehired Dave for twelve years (2001-12) as a United Way Loaned Executive.

For information on the Bluegrass concert:
Dave Kinney                 Phone: (608) 246-8508         Email: dave.kinney@searchoptimizers.com

For information on the performers:

Bob Batyko                  Phone: (424) 249-9945         Email: oldandshowingtheway@gmail.com