Soul of a Horse will be our first major fundraiser this year. On Saturday, August 29, 2009 there will be a benefit concert at Emma Creek, west of Newton. We will have multiple bands and musicians performing. Those we currently have confirmed: Made from Scratch - blues; Levi Fowler - guitarist, alternative and folk; Blazmo - blues and rock; Rocken with Sharon Rush - blues; and Gravy from the Hip - blues. We are hoping to secure at least one more musician, and will post that info when we know for sure. One thing that is very exciting - several of these bands/musicians have been a part of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis!! We will also have some pre-show entertainment. Standing in the Colour - instrumental - will be playing at 1:00.
Bring your lawn chairs and come join us!!* The event is set to kick off at 2:00 PM, and last until 11:00 PM or so. Gates will open up at noon. In addition to the musical performances, we are planning to have various vendors - both merchandise and food. If you are interested in being a vendor, please see the "How You Can Help" tab for more information.
Jim, the inspiration for our rescue, will also be in attendance at the event - along with some of our other rescue horses. Jim is a Thoroughbred gelding in his 30s who Ande rescued from certain death in September, 2005. He was around 800 pounds at that time, and now weighs over 1100 pounds.
*Feel free to bring your cooler, but please no glass bottles. And as much as we love them, no pets allowed.
DIRECTIONS: Emma Creek Farm is west of Newton and east of Halstead. Here's a link for the Emma Creek Farm website, it shows a map, and directions... http://bluesbythetracks.com/gpage1.html (If you want to Mapquest it, the actual address is 2914 S Emma Creek Road, Halstead) ... Emma Creek Road is just a bit west of Johnny's Fruit Stand on Hwy 50.