Come out to Elk Horn Brewery on August 26th for crawfish, live music from Kelly Thibodeaux & Étouffée, and a celebration of music education, in memorial to Buddy Sawyer and benefiting Lane Arts Council.
Led by teaching artist and fiddler Kelly Thibodeaux, Étouffée combines red hot fiddle, shufflin’ rhythm and blues, and kickin’ Southern rock.
A portion of proceeds will support music programs in schools throughout Lane County. Lane Arts Council serves thousands of students each year through in-school artist residencies and assemblies, bringing in professional visual and performing artists to work with students and teachers. Kelly Thibodeaux is one such artist, whose warm, enthusiastic personality and love for playing fiddle has enabled him to spread the joy of music throughout Oregon schools.
“Kelly taught everyone so much about music and fiddling! This was a highlight of our school year. Every student was successful, and were given a chance to shine through Kelly’s patient and encouraging guidance. Many students have been inspired to continue playing.” Carmen Robinson, 4th Grade Teacher, Lacomb Elementary
Other music residencies include Rainy Day Blues in Schools, Music in Action!, Hawaiian music and dance, motivational hip-hop, Latin American music and dance, West African music and dance, and more.
Contributions to Buddy’s Fund for Music in Schools can also be made directly to Lane Arts Council by calling 541-485-2278 or donating online.
Sponsored by Lane Arts Council and Elk Horn Brewery.