Bluegrass & BBQ features Strung Up Band

The Strung Up Bluegrass Band will perform at the 2nd Annual Bluegrass & BBQ, a fundraiser benefiting the London Visual Arts Guild and Madison County Historical Society.

(Posted Oct. 4, 2017)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

It went so well last year, they’re doing it again.

On Oct. 13, the London Visual Arts Guild and Madison County Historical Society will host the 2nd Annual Bluegrass & BBQ. This year, the evening of live music and tummy-pleasing food will take place in the Della Selsor Building on the county fairgrounds, 205 Elm St., London. Back for a repeat performance, the Strung Up Bluegrass Band will play from 7 to 9.

Admission is $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Phat Daddy’s Pizza, 15 E. First St., London, or Gallery On High, 5 E. High St., London. Meals are $5 and include a barbecue sandwich, chips and a cookie.

“We sold out last year. The band was great. The food was great. It was just an overall good concert and good response,” said Jim Donohoe, a member of both the Arts Guild and the Historical Society.

Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit both groups.

The Arts Guild operates Gallery On High and Studio 7 on High Street in London. The non-profit promotes art and art education through exhibits, classes, workshops, outreach programs and social activities. Area artists are welcome to work on their craft during open studio hours.

The guild relies on membership dues, donations and fundraisers to cover facility maintenance costs, utility bills, equipment and supply purchases, college scholarships, and scholarships that allow area children to take classes at the studio. Go to for more information.

The Madison County Historical Society, 260 E. High St., London, offers the public a chance to take a trip through the county’s past via museum tours, pioneer camps, school visits and special events. In addition to the museum, the grounds feature a caboose, one-room school house, early settler Jonathan Alder’s cabin, and a two-story log house.

Like the Arts Guild, the Historical Society relies on memberships, donations and fundraisers to operate and maintain its facilities. The group recently rechinked the log house, installed new doors at the museum, and repaired an exterior wall at the museum, among other projects. The museum is open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays. For more information, call (740) 852-2977.

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