December 30, 2016
BMEF is happy to announce our next show on March 25, 2017 at the J.B. Chambers Performing Arts Center at Wheeling Park High School. Thanks to a grant from Trout Unlimited Upper Ohio Valley Chapter 434, 100% of the ticket sales and items from a silent auction in the venue lobby that night will go to The Wheeling Program of Project Healing Waters. This organization is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings. Donna Ulisse & The Poor Mountain Boys from Nashville, TN will headline the show. Also appearing will be Wheeling Park High School Bluegrass Band and Roger Hoard. For full details, click on the "Shows" tab.
BMEF would like to thank everyone who attended the December 3rd Christmas concert by Donna Ulisse & The Poor Mountain Boys. Donna performed her full landmark album All The Way To Bethlehem which tells the story of the birth of Christ from the perspective of each character who was a part of the story. Her band members read the scriptures which inspired each song and she shared with the audience how that scripture caused her to write each song the way she did. Thanks to a generous grant from Chevron Appalachia as well as Williams Energy & Lantz Law Offices, we were able to divide 100% of the ticket sales between Appalachian Outreach, The Salvation Army, Body & Soul Soup Kitchen and House of Carpenter II. We also had a food drive and were able to collect some non-perishable foods that people brought to the concert to divide between the organizations.
Jerry Andrews, founder of BMEF and Donna Ulisse after a successful Christmas concert.