On Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, Rusty Wolfe will be performing a free concert at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marinette Campus to benefit the Future Fund children’s savings account established by the M&M Area Community Foundation (MMACF). The concert will take place at 750 West Bay Shore Street, Marinette. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with the concert beginning at 6 p.m.
The Future Fund provides an automatic $50 savings account to all kindergarten students throughout Marinette and Menominee Counties starting this school year. Future Fund accounts will grow by additional deposits from the MMACF during the students’ K-12 school career, as well as interest earned on accounts.
Wolfe is a transplant to Marinette County from Nashville, Tennessee. This concert is near and dear to Wolfe’s heart, as he has become actively engaged in his new community. An accomplished visual artist, his first career was as a singer songwriter. Wolfe has had great success in music with songs recorded by Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Glenn Campbell, Lacy J. Dalton and more. Be on the watch for a special guest appearance and for several of Wolfe’s friends to accompany this acoustic evening!
“With Rusty’s belief in the potential of Marinette and Menominee Counties, our Future Fund endowment and the promise it provides for area youth is a perfect marriage for his creative collaboration,” stated Paula Gruszynski, MMACF Executive Director.
In the fall of 2018, the #MyMarinetteMenominee campaign galvanized the communities around a singular purpose: community pride. Rusty Wolfe was so inspired by the events of #MMM that he began writing songs again after more than a decade away from the music industry. Three of the songs that will be performed on October 26th were born out of the #MMM Movement including This Old Town. It was recorded in celebration of the remarkable beauty of Marinette and Menominee Counties. Woodcarver, will also be on the concert set list. Since Wolfe started writing again last fall, he has recorded more than thirty new songs.
Free tickets are available beginning Thursday, October 10th at the Community Foundation office located at 1110 10th Avenue, Suite L-1, Menominee, as well as at schools throughout Marinette and Menominee Counties. Tickets are limited to four per person and must be picked up in advance.