Blues Fest tickets donated to Black River music students

Thanks to the generosity of several local businesses and individuals, dozens of music students from Ludlow’s Black River High School will be enjoying a complimentary ticket to the upcoming 3rd Annual Black River Folk & Blues Fest.

The Meadows Brothers to take the stage at Blues Fest.

The Meadows Brothers to take the stage at Blues Fest.

The Saturday Oct. 8 event will bring a variety of folk and blues musical acts and talented musicians to the stage at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium. At last count, more than 20 students of Black River High School music teacher and band director Katie Herrle will be attending the show free of charge.

The event is hosted by Friends of Ludlow Auditorium. Bruce Farr, FOLA’s program director, said he is excited at the prospect of hosting so many young, musically inclined students at the show. “I couldn’t be happier about it,” Farr said. “It’s the reason we founded this music fest to begin with — to try and expose local Vermonters and others to some really great American roots, jazz and blues-based musical performances.”

Farr said that when he and other FOLA members approached a handful of local individuals and businesses about the event, many of them purchased extra tickets and offered them to local young people.

Herrle said, “My students and I are grateful and thrilled to have this opportunity.”

Tickets for the event are available at a $5 discount in advance at Ludlow’s People’s Bank, the Wine & Cheese Depot and the Book Nook bookstore. They’re also available online at the FOLA website and will be available at the door the evening of the show.

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