Black Belt Benefit Group to host Art Jam Friday

Published 7:21 pm Tuesday, November 20, 2018

On Friday, the Black Belt Benefit Group’s (BBBG) sixth annual fundraiser, “Art Jam,” will take place at the Play Selma Music Hall on Water Avenue.

 “This is a great event,” said BBBG President and Co-Founder Josh Wilkerson. “This event is extremely important, not just because we get to bring artists and music into the community but because it gives us a chance to keep our sponsors informed of what we’ve been doing.”

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The event will kick-off at 4 p.m. with an art show on the porch of the music hall. According to Wilkerson, the show will feature a variety of artists, from painters to potters and everything in between,

Further, this year’s event will feature some artists creating works on-the-spot.

At 5 p.m., organizers will host a sponsors-only dinner to keep the people who raise money for the organization up to date on its various projects, ups and downs throughout the year and offer thanks for their participation.

Attendees will be treated to live music from VK Spencer during the meal.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. for the main event.

At 7:30 p.m., Rick Carter will take the stage. Carter has played in a number of notable bands from Alabama, including the “groove grass” band “Rollin’ in the Hay.”

With “Rollin’ in the Hay,” as well as many of his other musical outfits, Carter has toured the country and put out a number of records.

At 8:30 p.m., Willie Sugarcapps will take the stage and close out the evening. The members of Willie Sugarcapps all hail from Alabama and create a dynamic musical sound that unites southern rock, country and traditional folk/Americana.

Tickets can be purchased online through the BBBG’s Facebook page or at Tickets will also be available at the door on Friday night.