Patrick Keese is a remarkable young man. He teaches and plays the violin (also the guitar), has worked a summer doing vineyard work at Stinson Vineyards, and is planning to bike across the country this summer with the Bike and Build Foundation, building houses along the way (disclosure: Patrick is my nephew).

Despite his willingness to do this, the terms of the Foundation are that he needs to raise several thousand dollars to qualify to ride and build. Accordingly he is holding a fundraising concert this Sunday May 7th at 6:00 p.m. at the Front Porch Music Center in Charlottesville (221 E. Water St., the Old Michie Bldg.), minimum donation of $18.00 suggested. The music will be provided by the band Adar, and by Mr. Keese himself.

What does this have to do with Virginia wine? Fine Virginia wines (from Stinson and Ankida Ridge Vineyards) will be donated and served for attendees, with catering provided by L’Etoile. ¬†Good incentives for attending, enjoying music and dontating to a worth cause!

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