Concert benefitsskateboard park
Singer-songwriter Kate Evans will be performing at The Red Guitar on Saturday, April 28, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. as a benefit for the future Berkeley Springs Bike and Skatepark (BS2). All donations will go entirely toward the skatepark.
When Evans wrote an update on the skatepark for The Morgan Messenger and heard that the BS2 group still needed to raise around $150,000 to build the skatepark, she decided to do a benefit performance to help out. She has often donated her time performing for local causes over the years.
The BS2 group has collected nearly $40,000. Design work is proceeding and volunteer labor and donations of equipment are lined up.
"The kids and organizers have worked so hard to raise money. I'd really like to see the project happen soon," Evans said.
Evans' music is a mix of classic rock, folk, blues, country and originals. She plans to bring out a lot of her favorites for the performance as well as some new originals. Her two-song CD single, "When Springtime Comes To West Virginia," will be available at her performance. The CD also features her tribute to her father, "For Daddy."
Evans has performed at regional clubs, festivals and special events since 1988. She has also performed historical canal songs, Irish music, railroad songs and traditional folk and bluegrass for the C & O Canal. She is a veteran of the early 1980s folk music circuit in Pittsburgh.
Evans is an award-winning author and journalist. She has been a reporter for The Morgan Messenger for more than seven years and also writes for The Hancock News. Her play "Farther Along" was featured at the Ice House One Act Play Festival in 2004. Her short stories are included in the Morgan Arts Council's Tales From the Springs, Tales Too and Tri-Tales, and she is also a poet. Evans is a former program coordinator for the Boys and Girls Club of Morgan County.
Those unable to attend the April 28 concert may send donations to the Town of Bath Skate/Bike Park Fund, P. O. Box 117, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411-0117.