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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Meredith Gremel, Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, SpartanNash, 616-878-2830
Don Fetrow, D&W Store Director, 616-846-4010
David B. Schock, Concert Organizer, 616-844-1061, 616-638-0097 (cell)
Captain Jay Davis, Salvation Army, 616-402-8564
D&W Concert Series to Benefit Salvation Army
Sixth Annual “For Love of the Sally” Concert Series Held Dec. 12-24
Grand Rapids, Mich., Dec. 13, 2015 — For the sixth year, a wide variety of area and regional musicians will perform in their concert series “For Love of the Sally” at Grand Haven’s D&W Fresh Market, located at 1116 Robbins Road. The concerts aim to raise funds for the efforts of the Salvation Army in the Tri-Cities area.
Last year area music lovers and Salvation Army supporters donated more than a thousand dollars during the concerts at D&W.
Following is a list of the scheduled concerts:
Saturday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m.-noon: The musical season will begin again this year with Grand Haven’s premier community ensemble, Prevailing Winds, under the direction of Bob Fullerton. Prevailing Winds is made up of 30-plus local musicians, mostly adults who love playing in a concert band.
Monday, Dec. 14, 5-6 p.m.: Two Banjos is led by regionally acclaimed Grand Rapids banjoists Dave Kadwell and Mike Harig. Also performing are tubist Bill Ball, trumpeter David Schock and pianist Jim Everhart.
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 5-6 p.m.: Pianist Joe Hettinga and Friends. Hettinga is a part of the Bill Chrysler Studio team and is a first-call studio musician. He has worked with Strange Arrangement, a progressive/funk/jam/improv rock group from Chicago, since 2008.
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 5-6 p.m.: Carl Webb Band is a local favorite and consists of top-notch musicians who play their own tunes but also cover Pop, R&B and Country. They often perform with national artists, and they are Michigan festival favorites.
Thursday, Dec. 17, 4-6 p.m.: The Spring Lake Vocal Ensemble will perform in a special two-hour session. The group is under the direction of Robin Kieft, music educator with Spring Lake High School, Middle School and Intermediate School.
Friday, Dec. 18, 5-6 p.m.: Neil Jacobs is an internationally acclaimed 12-string acoustic guitarist and composer who lives in Spring Lake. Jacobs has traveled worldwide and developed a style that encompasses Romani, world, Balkan folk, jazz and fingerstyle playing. Perhaps the best known of his albums, American Gypsy, was nominated for Album of the Year at the Independent Music Awards. His latest album, The Peasant Sabbatical, was released last year and was nominated for the Best Solo Guitar Album of the years by Just Plain Folks.
Saturday, Dec. 19, 11 a.m.-noon: The River Rogues is an enduring Grand Rapids-based Dixieland group. Members include Jim Everhart, piano; Dave Kadwell, banjo; Paul Keen, tuba; Ken Huisman, clarinet, saxes and cornet; David Schock, trumpet; and Dave Wells, trombone.
Monday, Dec. 21, 5-6 p.m.: Kevin Kozel and Friends. Guitarist Kevin Kozel is a Grand Haven guitarist, teacher and clinician and is a member of the band SP3.
Tuesday, Dec. 22, 5-6 p.m.: Huyge/Beavan/Schock. This trio/quartet specializes in smooth, danceable jazz and is composed of Grand Haven trumpeter/flugelhornist David Schock and Grand Rapids pianist Bill Huyge and bassist Jeff Beavan.
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 5-6 p.m.: Christmas Carol Sing with Becca Beebe and Friends. Beebe is a pianist and vocalist of area renown. She has taught music at Walden Green, maintains her own piano studio of students and is a frequent accompanist. Beebe has been performing music at D&W during the Christmas season for the past thirteen years and helped to start the series.
Thursday, Dec. 24, 11a.m.-noon: Guitarist Mark Huizenga and Friends. This Holland musician has an active area following as a blues and jazz favorite.
All proceeds go to The Salvation Army, and all concerts are in the store’s café area.
In addition to the ringer and kettle at the main entrance of the store, there will be an extra kettle in the cafeteria.
The Salvation Army has been active in Grand Haven since 1922 and is located at 310 North DeSpelder.
SpartanNash (SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company and the largest food distributor serving U.S. military commissaries and exchanges in the world, in terms of revenue. The Company’s core businesses include distributing food to military commissaries and exchanges and independent and corporate-owned retail stores located in 46 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 163 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Markets, D&W Fresh Markets, and SunMart.