LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 17, 2017) – Pick a costume and dress up to get down in celebration of the Lexington-based band, The Wooks being named the CAN’d Aid Foundation’s newest TUNES Ambassadors. The foundation’s TUNES program supports initiatives that cultivate a love of music and art by donating instruments, hosting music workshops, providing music scholarships, and more.
To mark the occasion, The Wooks welcome hard-driving Asheville, NC based string band Town Mountain to the stage of Manchester Music Hall, where Lexington band NewTown will kick the evening off with their unique brand of contemporary bluegrass.
As CAN’d Aid TUNES ambassadors, The Wooks will host a FREE music workshop and present thousands of dollars worth of acoustic instruments to a public elementary school in Estill County, Kentucky the day before Wook-A-Ween. Made possible through CAN’d Aid’s TUNES program, and a generous discount from Willcutt Guitars, the band will perform for students, take questions, and hand over banjos, guitars and other instruments for students to play for years to come.
CJ Cain, guitarist from The Wooks says, “Several of us have ties to the Estill County area, which is producing and supporting a ton of talented musicians. We want to encourage the next generation to play and to share with them what a positive role that music has had in all of our lives.”
Prior to Wook-a-Ween, fans are invited to enjoy a special fundraising meet & greet experience with the bands at neighboring event space The Barrel House – sponsored by the Irvine, KY music festival, Kickin It On The Creek. For an additional $15 ticket, attendees will receive a signed limited edition Wook-a-Ween concert poster, have the chance to rub elbows with band members, participate in a costume contest, and enjoy snacks and beverages from Oskar Blues Brewery. There will be live music by Geno Seale, Senora May Childers, and Chris Shouse. All proceeds benefit CAN’d Aid’s TUNES program and can be purchased here.
Once the concert begins, attendees will have the opportunity to show their support by bidding on a variety of silent auction items. Amongst the offerings up for bid are: two VIP Tickets to Owensboro’s ROMP Festival, a basket of Jack Rudy Cocktail Company products and swag, premium beauty services from Atea Salon, Signed limited edition concert posters from Tyler Childers, musical instruments, music lessons by Wooks Fiddler Jesse Wells, and more.
All proceeds from the pre-show meet & greet, and the silent auction go directly to the CAN’d Aid Foundation to support their people-powered do-goodery nationwide. Joining the likes of Steep Canyon Rangers as TUNES Ambassadors, The Wooks will have the opportunity to support foundation programming throughout the country by conducting workshops, donating instruments, participating in recording sessions and more.
Manchester Music Hall
October 27th, 2017
Doors @ 7:00pm
Concert tickets are available here: