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Virtual Barn Raisin’ ft. Amythyst Kiah – A Weeklong Musical FUNdraiser for JSP!
August 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual Barn Raisin’: A Weeklong Musical FUNdraiser for JSP!
Friday, August 21
JSP Facebook & YouTube
Join us for a weeklong Virtual Barn Raisin’ to raise funds for Josephine Sculpture Park! Each night at 7 PM from Sunday, August 16 to Saturday, August 22, we will release a live concert performance from an artist made especially for JSP and YOU! View the concerts on our Facebook Page and YouTube channel.
By virtually attending this awesome event, sharing it with your friends and family, and making a donation (any amount helps!), you help JSP add 10 acres to the park and restore an historic tobacco barn to host more creative community programs, exhibits and events!
Internationally touring artist, Amythyst Kiah, joins us on Friday from Johnson City, TN. Kiah’s commanding stage presence is matched by her raw and powerful vocals—a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless past. Accompanied interchangeably with banjo, acoustic guitar, or a full band, her eclectic influences span decades, finding inspiration in old time music, alternative rock, folk, country, and blues. Our Native Daughters, her recent collaboration with Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell (Birds of Chicago), has delivered a full-length album produced by Rhiannon Giddens and Dirk Powell, Songs of Our Native Daughters (out now on Smithsonian Folkways). NPR described the opening track, “Black Myself,” written by Amythyst, as “the simmering defiance of self-respect in the face of racism.” The song was nominated for a Grammy for Best American Roots Song and was the 2019 Song of the Year at the Folk Alliance International Conference. Provocative and fierce, Amythyst’s ability to cross boundaries is groundbreaking and simply unforgettable. Learn more at amythystkiah.com.
Virtual Barn Raisin’ continues our Capital Campaign to raise $350,000 to secure 10 acres purchased in 2018 and restore the historic tobacco barn for additional classrooms, events and exhibit space. If you’d like to learn more about how to support this effort, please contact christina[at]josephinesculpturepark.org.
JSP is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, FREE to the public 365 days a year from dawn to dusk, serving over 20,000 youth and families in our community annually with over 70 sculptures, walking paths across 30 acres of rural native Kentucky land, art and nature programs and events year round.
Virtual Barn Raisin’ is supported by:
Expree Credit Union
Josephine Ardery Foundation
Stewart Home & School
Carol & John Baughman
Chenault & Hoge Insurance & Real Estate
Billie Faye & Rick Duvall
Frankfort Plant Board
Teresa & Harry Suter