The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum has announced that LOCASH will perform a benefit concert in Woodward Theatre on Nov. 8. The duo will donate all proceeds from the event to the Hall of Fame, a nonprofit organization, in support of music education initiatives.
Presented by Champion Ford, LOCASH will perform the benefit concert in support of educational programming, specifically Bluegrass In The Schools (BITS), Saturday Lesson Program, and Instrument Loan Program. As a 501©3 nonprofit organization, the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum will invest proceeds towards the purchase and refurbishment of student instruments and continuing its educational mission.
“Everyone at Champion Ford has a real heart for this community, so we were excited when they reached out to us about bringing LOCASH back to Owensboro and to the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum,” said Hall of Fame Executive Director Chris Joslin. “To top it off, both Champion Ford and LOCASH are joining us in what I call ‘Music with a Mission’ with proceeds from the concert event benefiting our educational programs which engage people of all ages. We are having an impact in this community, and Champion Ford is joining us in that work. Buckle up, this will be a fun night of music.”
Champion Ford President and General Manager Duke Brubaker has brought LOCASH to Owensboro before, headlining concerts at Friday After 5 on the Owensboro Convention Center lawn.
“Music has always been a huge part of my life, and we must invest our time and energy to ensure great music has a future in our lives,” Brubaker said. “We are thrilled to partner with the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum for this worthwhile event.”
LOCASH is the Country music duo made up of singer-songwriters Chris Lucas and Preston Brust, natives of Baltimore, Maryland, and Kokomo, Indiana, respectively. With two albums and eight charting singles to their credit, LOCASH broke out in 2015 with their hit, “I Love This Life,” followed by “I Know Somebody” and 2017’s fun-loving romantic anthem “Ring on Every Finger.” All three singles were part of their album, THE FIGHTERS, which was released in the summer of 2016 to Top 15 success.
In 2017, they earned their first round of awards show recognition, nominated at the ACM Awards for New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, the CMT Music Awards for Duo Video of the Year (“I Know Somebody”), and the CMA Awards for Vocal Duo of the Year. The 2019 ACM Duo of the Year nominee released their latest album (and first with their new label BBR Music Group/BMG), Brothers on March 29, 2019, with their lead single, “Feels Like A Party” reaching Top 25. Their current single, “One Big Country Song,” is currently climbing the charts.
General Admission tickets are $65, with the option to purchase a meet and greet package with LOCASH. Meet and Greet Packages are $50 and include a meet & greet with the band (includes photo opportunity), two drink tickets, light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and advance theatre access (show ticket not included, must be purchased separately). The Meet and Greet takes place in the Independence Bank Event Room of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Meet and Greet space is limited.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Museum exhibits will be available for pre-show touring and can be bundled with concert tickets for a discounted rate. Tickets are available now at bluegrasshall.org or by calling 270-926-7891.