May 8th, 2014

Rosanne Cash Concert to Benefit Gay Head Light

Very limited ticket quantity available.
Please contact tiffanysghl@gmail.com for ticket inquires. 

May 7, 2014 – Aquinnah, Mass. – The Save the Gay Head Lighthouse Committee today announced that country music legend Rosanne Cash will appear in concert on the Vineyard on Tuesday, July 1 at a benefit for the relocation and restoration of Gay Head Light.  The daughter of music icon Johnny Cash and a Grammy winner in her own right, Cash has recorded 13 albums and is currently on tour promoting her latest, “The River & The Thread.”

The Flatbread Company has donated the venue for the benefit.  In addition, Vineyard resident and well-known stage and screen star Tony Shalhoub will auction off a series of fabulous items during the evening.

Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets will be $200 in advance and $250 at the door and are currently available online at TicketsMV.com. Beginning on May 15, tickets will also be available for purchase at the following on-island locations:  Alley’s General Store, the Aquinnah Town Hall, and Midnight Farm.

Background

The Gay Head Lighthouse, a Martha’s Vineyard treasure and one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places of 2013, currently sits 46 feet (Aug 2013) from an eroding cliff and geological experts recommend it should be moved in the next year or so or the area around it may not be stable enough to safely do so. The Save the Gay Head Lighthouse Committee is working to save this iconic structure, and working navigational beacon, which has stood at the picturesque cliffs of the western most tip of the island since 1799 and was replaced with the current brick lighthouse in 1854. The committee’s objective is to move and restore the Gay Head Lighthouse to a location which will sustain it for many generations. The fundraising goal to cover these costs is $3 million. For more information or to make a donation, visit http://gayheadlight.org/.

 

Press Contact:

Maura FitzGerald

(617) 426-2222

mfitzgerald@v2comms.com

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