Marion, VA -- “Song of the Mountains is a wonderful concert series that is based at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia showcasing and preserving the music of the southern Appalachian region. The music includes mountain, traditional and bluegrass music as well as others that fit the program. Song of the Mountains/Lincoln Theatre is a non-profit 501c3 organization and of course depends on generous donations and underwriters to continue to do this important work as well as creating economic development in the form of tourism for southwestern Virginia”, says Tim White the show’s host and executive coordinator. White started a Kickstarter program to help raise funds for this important program.
The past few weeks have been filled with preparation and the World of Bluegrass event which has probably distracted many who wanted to contribute. Tim White says, "I am host of Song of the Mountains. I am concerned that our 'family' of bluegrass, old time and Americana music is not fully aware of the need that Song of the Mountains currently has. We are in our final week of our "Kickstarter" campaign and are only at 25% of our goal to help keep our concert series funded and on public television. If you have already pledged we "thank you".
If you have meant to pledge and have forgotten please go to our website and click on the lime green Kickstarter logo and pledge immediately.
White notes, "If you possibly think that we do not need your support then you are misunderstanding our need. We are in the beautiful Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia and we are broadcast across America on public television but we receive absolutely no funding from public television. We must raise our own dollars to keep this program coming to you." White continues saying, "I have people talk with me all the time about how great our Song of the Mountains program is and how they never miss it on television. I agree! It is wonderful! But we do need all of our fans and supporters to help us right now! Believe me...fundraising is the least favorite part of putting on our show but it must be accomplished."
White is actively seeking necessary funding to keep this cultural program running. "I looked at our Facebook page a minute ago and at one point just a few days ago we had reached 7,100 people. If each one of those folks had pledged only $10 to our campaign we would raise $ 71,000.00 (Seventy One Thousand Dollars)! The old saying 'If everyone does a little, nobody has to do a lot.' is very true" notes White. "We have several levels of "comfort" for you to pledge support to "Song of the Mountains". Even if you can only pledge $ 1.00 this will at least show your support of our program."
If you are a business owner and can pledge a significant amount Song of the Mountains would truly welcome your support. Please consider White's appeal to you and make your pledge now. "Many of us wrap our lives around this music in one way or another. If you are a fan of Song of the Mountains please help us now. Also, please contact others who you know that watch our program and ask them to help as well. The clock is ticking. If we do not reach our goal by Friday, October 5th at 11:11 AM then we receive NONE of the pledged dollars.
Information and a descriptive video of the history of Song of the Mountains with video footage of past shows is at our website www.songofthemountains.org.p