Balsam Range is one of the genre’s most award-winning artists in recent years. Since forming in 2007, the group has garnered 13 IBMA awards on the heels of 8 critically acclaimed albums. Balsam Range has left audiences spellbound while headlining major festivals from coast-to-coast, selling out venues across the nation and in multiple appearances at the Grand Ole Opry. In addition to winning Entertainer of the Year, Balsam Range vocalist Buddy Melton won IBMA’s Male Vocalist of the Year and bass player Tim Surrett won IBMA’s Bass Player of the Year in 2018.
The Rotary Club of Morehead City is delighted to announce the return of international bluegrass stars Balsam Range to the stage of Glad Tidings Church on Friday March 31, 2023, at 7:00pm. Last year’s event brought enthusiastic accolades from attendees. Now is the time to purchase tickets and mark your calendar for a great concert of musical artistry by the masters of bluegrass.
Proceeds from this annual event, past 6 years, have raised over $70,800 in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and for local charities. Sponsors have been essential to the success of this effort, and we encourage anyone wanting to support Alzheimer's disease research and Carteret County charities for elder care to become a sponsor. Our March 31, 2023, Balsam Range Concert fundraiser is dedicated to funding Alzheimer’s research through CART (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust) and supporting the work of Loaves and Fishes of Beaufort. Proceeds donated to CART are dedicated to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and easing the burden of illness for seniors and their families. Our donation to Loaves and Fishes of Beaufort will fund a new van to support their residential treatment program for men struggling with substance abuse.
A ticket purchase for a great evening of entertainment will help those in need, but Becoming A Sponsor will provide much more to those in need.
April 29, 2022, was the sixth year the Rotary Club of Morehead City had sponsored the Balsam Range. All proceeds from the 2022 Balsam Range fundraiser were given to support Alzheimer’s Research and three local charities (Friends of Aging, Broad Street Clinic, and Crystal Coast Hospice House). All proceeds from 2021 and prior concerts were given to CART for Alzheimer's cutting edge research. These Balsam Range fundraisers have raised more than $55,800 for Rotary's CART Fund providing grants for cutting edge Alzheimer's disease research. Additional funds raised were given to local charities providing humanitarian services.
Following pictures from April 29, 2022, performance at GTC with proceeds being given to cutting-edge Alzheimer's Research and these local non-profit organizations providing humanitarian services: Friends of Aging, Broad Street Clinic, and Crystal Coast Hospice House.
The two pictures below show Barbara Johnson (President Morehead City Rotary Club) handing Norm Rogers (CART Executive Board) a $4500 check for CART. They are standing in front of the WORLD’S LARGEST ROTARY WHEEL. It’s 240 feet across and is the world's largest Rotary symbol. It was built in Greenfield Park, in Wilmington, NC, in honor of this club's 50th anniversary. The project had its origins in 1924 when the Rotary Club adopted the cause of developing Greenfield Lake as a public park.
Then in 1945 the Wilmington Rotary Club obtained discarded seating from The Lost Colony outdoor drama in Manteo, and brought the seats to Wilmington. Rotarians scraped, sanded, painted, and installed the seats in the Wilmington amphitheater. The story gets better and better and can be read at the club’s website. Rotary Club of Wilmington (wilmingtonrotaryclub.org)
Following pictures from April 9, 2021, performance at GTC with proceeds being given to cutting-edge Alzheimer's Research.