Wednesday's "Art Jam" To Feature Will Kimbrough, Grayson Capps, & Corky Hughes In Selma December 22, 2015 16:31
Wednesday, December 23rd is sure to make for another special evening of live music in Selma, Alabama, as the Blackbelt Benefit Group is scheduled to host it's 3rd Annual Art Jam. Art Jam is an art show/concert at the 100-year-old, 260-seat Walton Theatre in downtown Selma. Art Jam 2015 will feature live music from Will Kimbrough, Grayson Capps, and Corky Hughes with special guest Dead Fingers. Many will recognize the three names as members of the South Alabama-based supergroup, Willie Sugarcapps.
The event began in 2013 and featured the power duo of Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires. In 2014, the event was headlined by Patterson Hood and The Band of Heathens. This year's event will benefit the Blackbelt Benefit Group's community garden organization, Grow Selma. Several local artists decking the walls of the Striplin Performing Arts Centre, with a silent auction of the live painting from last year, signed by Patterson Hood. An array of Alabama craft beers liquors will be served, adding to the local, homegrown feel of the event. Tickets are $25, doors open at 6:00 PM, and music starts at 7:00 PM.
Blackbelt Benefit Group is a non-profit organization formed in the primary interest of assisting local charities, promoting tourism and providing a variety of entertainment within the Black Belt Region of Alabama.
To accomplish this, BBG focuses their events on many cultural aspects of the region, art, music and food, among others. The end result is a new group of young adults committed to keeping local neighborhoods, schools and parks clean and safe for all to enjoy. BBG likes to boast the amazing architecture and history of Selma and surrounding areas by using revitalized buildings and other places of interest as unique settings for different events. BBG strives to ensure that Selma's community is healthy and growing.