Greg Brown Benefit for GMCR at WNMU / 29 June 2012

Most folks around here don’t need much convincing about what a great talent singer-songwriter Greg Brown is and we’re delighted to present him in his only Silver City appearance for 2012.

Greg Brown will perform in a benefit fundraiser for GMCR at

Western New Mexico University
Fine Arts Center Theater
Friday 29 June 2012 at 7pm

Online Tickets are available now via PayPal.
Please note our Web Only Special

When you renew, extend or begin a new membership we offer a General Admission at 1/2 price.

Reserved Seating – $25
Reserved Seating is in a section at the front of the theater but is not a specific seat.
General Admission – $20
WNMU / SC Students w/ ID – $15
Children Under 12 w/ Adult – $5
General Admission w/
Individual Membership – $70
General Admission w/
Household Membership – $130
General Admission w/
Patron Membership – $250

For those purchasing tickets online, you will receive email confirmation of your purchase.  You will be placed on our will call list at the door and receive your tickets at the venue on the night of the performance.  Please bring your identification.  No tickets will be mailed to prevent loss or delay.

If you’d prefer to get your tickets in person, tickets will also be available starting June 1st at Gila Hike & Bike and Alotta Gelato in Silver City and at Mountain View Market in Las Cruces as well at the door on the day of the performance  at the Fine Arts Center Theater on the campus of WNMU.

We express our sincere appreciation for the support of our event sponsors…

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Alotta GelatoBear Creek Herbs – Diane’s Restaurant & Bakery
Gila Hike & Bike
Javalina – Little Toad Creek Inn
The Murray Hotel – Pet HealthPrudential Silver City Properties
Shevek & CoSilver City Food Coop – Syzygy TileworksYada Yada Yarn

If you’re not familiar with Silver City you can check a google map here (http://maps NULL.google NULL.com/maps?q=map+wnmu&oe=utf-8&rls=org NULL.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&sa=N&tab=wl).  Now that you have your bearings, you might want to look at the campus map here (http://www NULL.wnmu NULL.edu/quickfacts/WNMU_map NULL.pdf).  The Fine Arts Center Theater is #12 toward the top center of the campus map.

Check back here in the coming weeks as there will be additional details and updates.  If you have questions, you can also contact us at 575.519.4144 or email@gmcr.org (email null@null gmcr NULL.org).

Greg’s songwriting has been lauded by many, not least of whom are Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Michael Johnson, Shawn Colvin, and Mary Chapin Carpenter – all distinguished artists and writers in their own rights who have recorded his songs. His creativity has resulted in more than a dozen of his own albums, including his 1986 release, Songs of Innocence and of Experience.

Greg’s musical abilities should come as no surprise as he comes from a musical family. His mother – a Silver City resident – played electric guitar, his grandfather played banjo, and his father was a Holy Roller preacher in the Hacklebarney section of Iowa, where the Gospel and music are a way of life. Brown’s first professional singing job came at age 18 in New York City, running the hoots at the legendary Gerdes Folk City.

Brown’s latest album, Freak Flag, recorded in 2011, hit a respectable 34 on Billboard Magazine’s Top Heatseekers Chart. Music critic, Mark Deming, of Allmusic wrote, “these songs find him very much in his element, marrying sly but heartfelt vocals to slinky melodies that split the difference between folky simplicity and bluesy grit”.

Be There!

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