Courtyard Concerts & Greater Ottawa County United Way along with United Way of the Lakeshore have teamed up to Do Good! Have Fun! this holiday season. Due to the generous Courtyard Concerts annual sponsors, the amazing event sponsors, and the two United Ways staff, 100% of the ticket proceeds will benefit our community at this much needed time of the year.
Seven Steps Up is an annual sponsor of Courtyard Concerts, providing all the logistics for this and other concerts of the non-profit organization and offering their venue at no charge for the holiday show.
Ticket purchases will allow the two United Way’s to provide HELP & HOPE to struggling families. Just one table ticket provides 208 meals or 13 days of heat through United Way.
Courtyard Concerts is using their portion to purchase food & household items for community food pantries.
Grande Finale Desserts and Pastries is providing the sweet treats for a social hour before the concert. A cash bar is available. One person at each table will get the beautiful holiday centerpieces donated by Wasserman’s flowers.
This year, 2016, Ruth and Max celebrate 40 years of performing their style of Acoustic Americana, with roots in Folk, Bluegrass, and traditional Country music. Ruth is well known for her songwriting as well as her striking alto voice. She was a winner of Merlefest’s Chris Austin Song Writing competition in 2003 with her gospel number, By The River. The pair’s 2010 CD release, Turn Back a Page reached No. 5 on the Folk DJ Airplay Chart with 4 songs in the top 100 for that year. A Youtube video featuring Michigan Girl, a track from that CD, has been viewed over 350,000 times. The pair has toured in southern France nearly every year since 2008. A live CD was released in 2012 and a Christmas EP in 2015. A new release is in the works for 2016.