A Sunday of Music at Galileo's
Galileo's Bar & Cafe is raising funds to a different
On Sunday, the downtown Boone eatery is hosting a full day of live music with nine area bands, all of whom will donate their fees toward OASIS (Opposing Abuse with Services, Information and Shelter) Inc.
"I think it'll be a great time for a great cause," Galileo's co-owner Anne Dixon aid. "It'll be great for people who don't know about OASIS to learn about what they do and how they service the High Country."
Founded in 1978, the nonprofit OASIS concentrates its efforts on ending domestic violence and sexual assault in Watauga County.
Galileo's has had an ongoing relationship with OASIS from the restaurant's get-go, donating 1 percent of its sales to the cause. "We're committed to them, and we're still doing it," Dixon said.
On board, musically, are Tom Shirley, Shemus, Mountain Laurels, Corey Hunt, Drawlstrings, Major Sevens, Worthless Son in Laws, Sentry and High Country Neckbeards.
"A lot of (the performers) come from relationships that have grown organically with us, having played at our place," Dixon said. "Some of them have worked with OASIS in the past, and they all were just down with doing the show, and kind enough to do it for free. They're all just great people."
Listeners can expect a range of different tunes, from folk to bluegrass to country to outright jamming and everything in between.
"And we're going to, hopefully, end with a jam of everybody who's played," Dixon said. "And then we'll try to close before we get our first noise complaint."
The cover costs $4, all of which will directly benefit OASIS. Food and drink specials will run throughout the day, and people can come and go as they please, Dixon said, adding that the show will be held outdoors.
"We wanted to do something special and have an outdoor event at Galileo's, so we felt the two went hand in hand," Dixon said. "We're always looking for opportunities to work with the community."
Galileo's is located at 1087 W. King St. in downtown Boone. For more information, call (828) 355-9591 or visit http://www.galileosboone.com.
For more information on OASIS Inc., call (828) 264-1532 or visit http://www.oasisinc.org.