Live Arts: The Common Good

This weekend, from the 19th – 21st, Live Arts will be hosting “The Common Good,” an extended musical event to raise money for the American Red Cross. Over 100 artists will perform over the course of the weekend, including Shannon Worrell, Kenneth Coles, Terri Allard, Buzby, Fred Boyce, devon, Greg Howard, the Hogs, Brady Earnhart, Nickeltown, John D’earth, The Hackensaw Boys, and lots and lots more people. You can buy tickets on-line, or call Live Arts at 977-4177. 100% of ticket sales will go to the Red Cross. Read on for Live Arts’ press release, which has details on the line-up and the schedule.

The tragedies of September 11 hit every heart in the nation. In response, Charlottesville artists are taking action for THE COMMON GOOD in a weekend-long benefit for the American Red Cross on October 19 – 21.

Over three days, Live Arts will host more than 100 artists in four concerts and two late-night dance parties for THE COMMON GOOD. 100% of ticket sales will go directly to the American Red Cross. “We need to be able to use our gifts to benefit others,” said Live Arts Artistic Director John Gibson. “At Live Arts, as it is as all across America, the lights are still on.”

On Friday the 19th, check out the benefit’s first concert, featuring the Naked Puritans, Clare Quilty, Andy from ‘Earth to Andy,’ Shannon Worrell, Kenneth Coles, and a performance of Vasalisa by Foolery, all starting at 7:30 p.m. at Live Arts. A minimum $15 donation will provide general admission to the concert. Then stay for a late-night dance party featuring Peter Griesar and Raphael at 11 p.m. Minimum donation is $10 for the dance party.

On Saturday the 20th, join Terri Allard, Jane Scatena and Doug Schneider with Greg Harris, the Music Resource Center, Kathryn Caine, Buzby, Miki Liszt and Fred Boyce for a family concert at 2:00 p.m., as well as a performance of Antigone by LATTE. Minimum donation is $10 for adults, and there is no minimum donation for children under age 13 attending the family concert. Saturday’s second concert begins at 7:30 p.m., with performances by Devon, Greg Howard, Hogwaller Ramblers, Brady Earnhart, Nickeltown, Third Man Improv, Miki Liszt, and Thadd McQuade. A minimum $15 donation will provide general admission. The night closes with another dance party starting at 11 p.m., with details to be announced. Minimum donation is $10.

On Sunday the 21st, come back for the benefit’s final concert at 7:30 p.m. for performances by Karmen, the Hackensaw Boys, John D’Earth and friends, Danny Schmidt, Wisher, Hoganzeroes, Teresa Dowell-Vest, Zen Monkey Project, and Offstage. A minimum $15 donation will provide general admission.

Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Live Arts Box Office beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16 during regular Box Office hours. The Box Office is open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Call the Box Office at 977-4177, extension 108. Advance tickets also can be purchased online beginning October 16 by going to www.livearts.org and linking to musictoday.com. Tickets can be purchased at the door for each event, starting an hour before each performance and continuing for the duration of each performance.

Recognizing the needs of those around us, Live Arts is replacing its previously scheduled haunted house and masquerade ball fund-raiser with THE COMMON GOOD, which is sponsored by C-Ville Weekly, The Widening Gyre, Sprint, and Crutchfield.

4 Responses to “Live Arts: The Common Good”


  • This is a sort of tangentially-related question, but does anyone know if the Kathryn Caine Band is still intact, or has Kathryn Caine decided to go the solo route?

    Also, too bad no one could get Lauren Hoffman to come out of retirement for this!

  • I don’t think this is like basketball, where an athlete can just “come out of retirement” to get back into the game. She had her reasons for quitting, and a guilt trip like that just isn’t fair. Bad mojo, Hombre.

  • As of last week, KCB was still fully together. Kathryn may be doing this gig solo – she does solo shows occasionally. She’s also expecting her first child, so this may be the last chance to see her for a while.

    Sounds like a fantastic weekend of live music. Nice job, everybody who put this together!

  • I didn’t intend for the remark to be taken that seriously. I know Lauren is happy at college with her dance major and all. I’m just expressing my wish that she was still around making music. And, if Lauren reads this site, I apologize for any “guilt trip” I may have inflicted. :)

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