Tickets Now on Sale for The Cleverlys at Pickin' for the Polk!
March 9, 2015
Arkansas natives and Nashville transplants, The Cleverlys, are scheduled to perform Saturday, March 21, at “Pickin' for the Polk”, an annual fundraiser benefiting the James K. Polk Home in historic downtown Columbia.
This unconventional 5-member bluegrass “trio” has played at venues across the nation, opened for major music acts, and are darn good pickers. They more recently have taken their act to the “other” Music City, Branson, Missouri, and have been wildly successful.
Bluegrass Today magazine today says, “The band is not traditional, which is to be expected from a band that lists Bill Monroe, Fergie and U2 as their music influences.” What's not to love about a group that staunchly believes that the Top 40 hits would be vastly improved with the application of mandolin, fiddle, banjo and great harmony?
Whatever they are playing, they do it quite well, whether it Bill Monroe's “In the Pines” or a Cleverly done remix of a Katy Perry song. We can guarantee you'll have a good time.
This will be the 3rd year for “Pickin' for the Polk,” usually held on Mother’s Day. “We have changed the model a little from the previous two years,” says Lisa Butler, event organizer and past president of the Polk Association. “There were a lot of folks that couldn't come to the event because of family obligations on Mother's Day, so we worked hard to get this band and hold the event on a Saturday night.”
Newly opened Venue Tenn in downtown Columbia will host this performance in their event space upstairs. All proceeds will benefit the James K. Polk Home, the only surviving residence of America’s 11th President.
Tickets are $50, light appetizers provided, and adult libations will be available for purchase. A limited amount of tickets are available and may be purchased online at jameskpolk.com or by calling the Polk Home at 931-388-2354. Doors open at 6:30pm for general admission seating and show starts at 7:30.