Due to unforeseen circumstances, Missy Raines and Allegheny are not able to appear at the Meltdown. Fortunately, Rick Faris has agreed to bring his amazing band to fill in!
Bluegrass in the Schools
Since 1997, the Meltdown has sent national and regional bluegrass artists into local schools to perform and give a presentation on traditional bluegrass music and instruments. In 2019, Bluegrass in the Schools held performances in 12 different schools, reaching over 1600 students! In October 2021, in response to our inability to enter schools due to the pandemic, the Bluegrass in the Schools program presented our first-ever KidsPick in the Park with free live music and an organized Kid’s Jam which was great fun!
In 2022, The Meltdown partnered with Can’d Aid, purchasing 15 bluegrass instruments to provide no-cost instrument loaners to children in our community interested in learning bluegrass music! These instruments are distributed at our twice-annual KidsPick in the Park events in May and October. KidsPick events include a live performance, a kids pickin’ circle, and drawings for free music lessons! KidsPick events are open to kids of all ages and are always free and open to the public.
If you are interested in being involved with the Meltdown’s Bluegrass in the Schools or KidsPick programs, please contact us!