Tickets on sale for Rosanne Cash Gay Head Light concert

Rosanne Cash will perform on Martha's Vineyard on July 1.
Clay Patrick McBride

Rosanne Cash will perform on Martha's Vineyard on July 1.

Tickets are on sale for the July 1 concert with popular singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash at Flatbread Company to benefit the Gay Head Lighthouse fund.

Prior to the concert, Chilmark resident Tony Shalhoub, of “Monk” fame, will emcee a live auction that begins at 8:45 pm. Doors open at 8 pm, and tickets are $200.

To secure a ticket, send a check to Town of Aquinnah, 65 State Rd., Aquinnah, MA 02535, made payable to Town of Aquinnah with “Lighthouse Fund/Cash Concert” in the memo line.

The Save the Gay Head Lighthouse Committee was formed to raise funds to move the historic Gay Head Lighthouse, which is threatened by erosion of the nearby cliffs. “Ms. Cash was approached by members of the committee and is supportive of our worthy cause,” committee members said in a news release announcing the event in February.

The daughter of country music legend Johnny Cash, she was born in Memphis and has lived in New York City since 1991. She also has Massachusetts maritime roots. Some of her ancestors settled in Salem in the 17th century and some were among prominent whaling families on Nantucket.

For more information, visit gayheadlight.org.



Comments

  1. Leftfork says:

    Why are female country stars always barefoot in publicity photos?

    1. PlainFolks says:

      Maybe she had to sell her shoes to go to her own concert.

  2. jonathan larche says:

    Does anyone find it, well, curious, that it takes Rosanne Cash to come for a benefit concert to save the Gay Head Lighthouse, when hyper-wealthy leftists like James Taylor, and Carly Simon, and Larry David, all have the time and inclination to give benefits for Obama or Deval Patrick?

    1. mvcatz says:

      The artists you mention give anonymously and enormously. For security and extreme logistical considerations, wildly popular artists cannot possibly give a benefit concert on the island. Intelligent people recognize this and know that these artists donate beyond what people like you gripe about.

      1. jonathan larche says:

        I can’t say that makes much sense. Mr. Taylor strolls around unguarded at Cronig’s when he’s on the Vineyard, as does Ms. Simon. You can find Mr. David at any number of high end eateries here too without Glock toting security. Unless you have the data about their contributions, your point is not well taken. I dare guess that when I put $1000 into the basket at my church during the course of a year, that proportion of my after-tax income is far larger than what any of these hyper-wealthy democrats donate to their pet projects.

    2. Frank Booth says:

      The main difference between Ms Cash and the others you mention is talent. I would be more inclined to attend one of her performances than any appearance by the other three. But, the tickets for this worthwhile cause are out of my price range. Plus, the fact it’s at Flatbread precludes my attendance, anyway. That place is awful.

      1. jonathan larche says:

        “The main difference between Ms Cash and the others you mention is talent. I would be more inclined to attend one of her performances than any appearance by the other three.” In that we are in complete agreement.

      2. goodlurch says:

        Sour grapes much?

  3. JamesPi3 says:

    $200???

  4. JCLambert says:

    So disappointed to discover that the tickets are $200 each. For rich folks only.

    1. mvcatz says:

      Yes, it leaves out a lot of people unfortunately, but filling up Flatbread at $20 a head, or even $75, will not produce the money necessary for the lighthouse. It is a fundraiser, and like most of the big event fundraisers around the Island including The Yard, Sheriffs Meadow, and Vineyard Playhouse, it is expensive to attend. If we had a stadium here that could accommodate many more people, the ticket prices could be greatly reduced because surely this concert would attract many. The lighthouse efforts really need to raise money, and that is the bottom line, but it is really too bad that anyone is left out.

      1. mvcatz says:

        PS- As I recall, even The Water Tasting, the fundraiser for the Vineyard House, is very expensive to attend. Oftentimes, if an event needs help and if you offer to work/volunteer your time, you can attend without having to pay the large entrance fee. I don’t know if that’s true for this fundraiser, though.