MVAAC – Winter Potluck, Concert & Fundraiser – Feb. 6


MVAAC Winter Fundraiser

The First Street Community Center in Mount Vernon, Iowa is hosting the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council’s Annual Winter Potluck, Concert & Fundraiser on February 6th.

The potluck starts at 5:30pm in the Library, followed by a concert at 7:00pm in the Uptown Theatre.

The concert features two musical groups:

Deep Dish Divas
The Awful Purdies

Bring your families, bring your friends, BYOB, and bring a dish to share at the potluck. Pulled pork will be provided, however, you are encouraged to bring a side dish or two to share with everyone else.

Don’t forget, this is a fundraiser. So, if after all of this great food and incredible entertainment you are in the mood to donate $$ to help support the wonderful programs the MVAAC puts on throughout the year – bring your wallet too! A suggested donation of $10 is what their poster says. I don’t think they’d mind if you gave a little more or even a little less, whatever you can afford will help.

MVAAC_LogoFor more information see the MVAAC.org’s website.

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Winter-Blues Gathering & Potluck


Saturday, February 7th, 2015, the First Street Community Center in Mount Vernon, Iowa is proud to play host to the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council’s kick-off of its 2015 music schedule!

This event is a fundraiser for the Arts Council and features a live musical performance by the Mississippi String Band!

Here’s a link to a YouTube Video posted by YouTube user: spazk27, reportedly from a performance February 6, 2010 at South Main Events in Monticello, IA:

At 5pm the evening activities start with a Potluck dinner held upstairs in the Library.  This is a great, small-town-friendly way to warm you up and get you visiting with friends and neighbors during an otherwise cold and grey February evening.

Bring a dish to share and the beverage of your choice! The Potluck will feature pulled-pork sandwiches, utensils will be provided.

At 7pm music performed by The Mississippi String Band (& Friends) will begin on the first floor inside the Uptown Theatre.  The Mississippi String Band is comprised of Dale Beeks, Bill “Cricket” Davis and Dave Hummel.  Bill “Cricket” Davis and Dave Hummel are members of the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Beverages may be taken into the Uptown Theatre if they are contained in an Uptown Theatre mug.  These mugs are re-usable and will be available for sale for $5 each if you forgot to bring your own from home.  If you remembered to bring your own you are good.

The MVAAC suggests a $10 free will donation per person to help pay for the performance, the food, the utensils, the space, with whatever proceeds are left going to support the Arts Council in its mission to promote and support the Arts in the Mount Vernon Area.

Mississippi Band – Five Thirty in the Morning – YouTube video by spazk27

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