DHS Bluegrass Concert set for 7 p.m. Sunday

ELKINS – The Davis Health System Foundation will host its Annual Bluegrass Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at the American Mountain Theater.

Nothin’ Fancy returns for their sixth appearance at the event. The opening band, Scrubbed In, features the musical talents of several DHS medical staff members.

The concert, sponsored by Mike Ross, Inc., is one of the Foundation’s major annual fundraising events. This year, proceeds will benefit the Davis Medical Center “e-care center” which brings state-of-the-art telemedicine services to patients in rural areas throughout north central West Virginia.

“We are pleased to partner with Mike Ross once again for the concert,” said Dan Bucher, DHS Foundation special projects coordinator. “Access to specialized health care for our rural communities is enhanced through programs like telemedicine. Davis Medical Center is leading the way for expanded telehealth programs across West Virginia. This is an important part of the future of healthcare, especially in states like West Virginia.”

From the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, Nothin’ Fancy is one of the most entertaining bands in the bluegrass genre. They’ve won the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America’s award for Entertaining Group of the Year five times. The band formed in 1994 to compete in a bluegrass competition. Since then, they have grown in popularity, released nine full-length albums, and continue to perform at festivals all across the United States, Canada and Norway, including the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., the Lincoln Center in New York City, and the Birchmere in Alexandria, Va.

Their relentless touring schedule of more than 140 dates per year has earned them one of the most loyal fan bases in all of bluegrass music. They are loved by festival-goers and bluegrass fans from the East to West Coast and abroad.

The concert’s opening band, Scrubbed In, features DHS physicians and other staff. The group includes Paul Hartel, MD; Jon Winkler, MD; Steve Toney, MD; Steve High, MD; and Sonya Phares, LD, RD.

“Scrubbed In’s debut at the Bluegrass Concert is a real treat for our staff and the public alike,” said Bucher. “Very few tickets remain, so we urge those who want them to get them soon. You’re not going to want to miss this show.”

Event sponsors include Mike Ross, Inc., and Davis Trust Company. Appreciation is also extended to Kenny Sexton and the American Mountain Theater, the volunteer ushers and “Fans of the Band” sponsors. Tickets are $18 and may be purchased by calling the Foundation at 304-630-3043 or by visiting the Foundation office on the campus of Davis Medical Center near Women’s HealthCare. For groups of 10 or more, tickets are $15. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The DHS Foundation raises funds for initiatives and projects that enhance local healthcare. They are committed to providing opportunities for individual, corporate and community financial support to DHS.

For more information about the Foundation or the concert, call Jennie Raines at 304-630-3043.