CHASSELL — An evening of bluegrass is on the agenda for Thursday at the Chassell Pavilion where three UP bluegrass bands will be pickin’ for people of the Portage.

“Thursday we’re holding the still strong benefit concert. We have three bluegrass bands coming in. We have Chosen’ Steel, Keweenaw Bluegrass, and The Paul Family bluegrass band,” said Chelsea Goodreau of the Portage Health Foundation.

The event is called Still Strong and was collaborated rather quickly after a band member reached out and asked what he could do to help.

“We were approached by the chamber, who was approached by Jesses from the Paul Family band and they said.. ‘let’s do a concert.’ Within 24 hours we threw this together and it was actually pretty remarkable.'”She added.

The 3 hour show begins at 7:00 pm on the waterfront and is family friendly, with all ages welcome.

Goodreau also stated, “Participants are able to just show up for free. You know, come in and enjoy the music. We do have a suggested donation of $20. It’s not required, so we’re not expecting people to donate but it’s an effort that we are using to raise more funds.”

Food and concessions remain uncertain at this time but patrons are welcome to bring their own coolers and lawn chairs are also encouraged.

“All of the proceeds that are raised at this event will come to the Portage Health Foundation Flood Relief Fund.” Goodreau Concluded.

More information can be found here.