The week prior to New Year’s Day is often a time to relax and take in the end of the year, spending gift cards, and making plans for the all-important New Year’s Eve celebrations. The end of a year is also a time when many people donate the most time and money to causes near and dear. A diverse group of artists from around the Commonwealth gather in Louisville to share their talents on stage.
Musicians Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket, Louisville music artist Ben Sollee, Singer-Songwriter Daniel Martin Moore, and percussionist Dan Dorff will join Kentucky authors Silas House, and Jason Howard to support Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. Kentuckians for the Commonwealth celebrate 30 years as a grassroots organization that strives to protect Kentuckians as mountaintop removal mining threatens Appalachian Heritage. New and clean energy are of particular interest as coal mining communities transition to a new economic power. Kentuckians for the Commonwealth is a non-partisan, member-run, social justice organization. Executive Director, Burt Lauderdale comments, “We are unique in that our power comes from our 7,500 members across the state.” Other interests of KFTC include Restoration of Voting Rights for Former Felons, and Tax Reform.
Singer-Songwriter Daniel Martin Moore comments on the event, “I support and love KFTC because they do the work of good neighbors & good citizens. They encourage everyone to participate in our democratic processes & for everyone’s voice to be heard. KFTC is a beacon of light.” Silas House, who resides in London and Berea Kentucky, is the author of four novels and teaches at both Berea College and Spalding University. Jason Howard is the co-author with House of Something’s Rising, a non-fiction telling of lives, culture, and determination of the people fighting the destructive practice of mountaintop removal in the coalfields of central Appalachia.
This evening’s event will surely be a great mixture of the local artistry in the Commonwealth and a deserving cause that celebrates everything Kentucky. Tickets are available at The Kentucky Center and are $35. There is not an opening act for this event. Doors open at 6 pm, the show begins at 7 pm. Keep in mind, donations are accepted and welcomed.