We are partnering with Island City Brewing Company for a night to advance A Brush With Kindness home repair projects.
On Friday, October 20th, Island City will donate $1 to Habitat for Humanity for every pint sold. This all-ages event, co-hosted by Art of the Rural/Outpost, will start at 5pm with food for sale by Moosie's Home Cooking with Blooming Grounds Catering. The live music of the James Gang will start at 8pm. Come early for food, stay for beer and music, and help Habitat for Humanity in our mission to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Island City Brewing Company
Island City Brewing Company, a local treasure, opened in March of 2017. Colton Altobel, Owner and CEO of Island City Brewing, says, “As an organization that is proud to invest in our community, we are really excited about the opportunity to partner with our local Habitat for Humanity. We believe in what they are doing as an organization and see the difference they make in our community. Please join us for a fun night of music, and help Habitat repair homes for our neighbors in need.”
The String Band
The James Gang is comprised of talented musicians from around the region, including Matt Cartier of Pert Near Sandstone, Meghan Dudle formerly of the Ditch Lilies and Wild Goose Chase Cloggers, Adam Kiesling formerly of Pert Near Standstone and Corpse Reviver, and Matt Neil formerly of the Mill City Grinders and Wild Goose Chase Cloggers band.
The band The James Gang first rose to national acclaim in 1896 when they attempted to rob the first cinema in New York. Thinking it was a run-of-the-mill theatre, they burst in hoping to interrupt the play and demand money and jewelry from both the actors and the audience. Since they had not realized that it was, in fact, a moving picture house, the James Gang stood, transfixed, until startled into movement by the film of an oncoming passenger train, whereupon they jumped directly into the arms of the waiting constabulatory. Sentenced to 110 years of hard labor the James Gang was finally released—for good behavior—in 2005. They decided to quit their life of crime and become an old-time string band, playing the music of their miss-spent youth.