WINFIELD, Kan. (KSNW)– A GoFundMe has been started for a music venue in Winfield after several break-ins in the previous week.
Patton’s Pickin’ Shop (PPP) in the last 6 years has actually come to be an essential for Winfield before their yearly Walnut Valley Celebration in September. Not an official component of the celebration, the parlor works with regional bluegrass bands and also gives a free experience for music lovers.
” It’s even more personable,” says Dovie McCaslin, a fan as well as periodic bartender for the venue. “It’s a lawn that you can walk around and also make 50 buddies in an hour.”
While the concerts are totally free, all PPP requests for is visitors to tip the band on stage.
“Our goal is to make it cost-free and delightful for visitors of every ages,” stated co-owner, Rene Patton. “As we’ve grown we’ve had to actually turn bands away due to the fact that they love this venue.”
However, after hundreds of bucks in microphones and also sound equipment were swiped recently, the Patton’s were almost done with putting on complimentary performances for followers.
Rene’s other half as well as co-owner, Barry Patton explained,” [After the 2nd break-in today] I said we’re performed with it. We have actually done it for 5 years, this is not the right area.”
However, individuals of Winfield weren’t allowing that take place.
Rene stated, “When you obtain the responses from the neighborhood of please don’t disappear we like pertaining to the parlor, it is among the highlights, we had no idea. It was just something we were doing as well as really hoped individuals enjoyed it.”
Now with virtually $2,000 increased through their GoFundMe, Patton’s Pickin’ Shop doesn’t resemble it’s going anywhere, anytime quickly.
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Barry added, “Just like my better half said, we’re not going to let them take the music as well as it will go on. I can’t give thanks to everybody enough.”
Patton’s Pickin’ Shop is going to open this year on September 10-12. The Walnut Valley Bluegrass Celebration after that starts on September 14 with a midtown songs crawl.
For additional information on the GoFundMe account, click here.