On Friday the 9th of November 2018, the Locharbriggs Social Club in Dumfries will transform into a night of Nashville, Texas, Memphis and all things Cowboy/girl.
Raising money for Cancer Research UK Relay for Life, the night will be filled with Line Dancing, Country music and the inaugural (and possibly final) appearance of specially formed Country band Lowdown Highway.
To date, Relayers and supporters in the region have raised more than £530,000 for Cancer Research UK’s life saving work into finding cures for all types of cancer. This event looks to add to this already impressive total.
The event is the idea of Ali Donowho, the radio presenter of successful Country music show ‘Country in My Veins’.
Ali told DGWGO, “My world was rocked 21 years ago with the death of my mum to Cancer. She is still sorely missed and thought of everyday.
‘I have the amazing fortune to be Entertainment Chair for Dumfries and Galloway Relay for Life, raising much needed money for Cancer Research UK. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to be involved in many charity events for lots of different and deserving charities, this year it dawned on me that although my Mum has always been my inspiration for helping others, I have never really done anything dedicated in memory to her. For me, having a Country Night themed event was an obvious choice.”
Lowdown Highway will be playing a mix of classic and contemporary Country. There will be entertainment in the form of a line dancing demo and the opportunity to join in with Audrey’s SideSteppers. As a warm up to the band, Gina Lawson – lead singer of Newton Stewart-based band Electric Velvet – has agreed to do a solo set of well-known country classics.
There will also be a raffle, stand-up bingo, music and dancing throughout the night.
For more information, go to www.facebook.com/charitycountrynight. Tickets cost £8 and can be booked through the Facebook page or by emailing email@example.com. Tickets are already selling fast, so country fans are encouraged to get theirs fast.