Building Goodness Foundation has built a solid platform for tonight’s Battle of the Bands and Rockin’ Auction at the Jefferson Theater.
Four bands will be hoping to strike a chord with audience members, but perhaps BGF’s biggest celebrity of the night won’t be playing an instrument.
Oh, Ken Farmer knows all about musical instruments. Probably better than most. They are, in fact, one of his specialities.
Farmer, you see, has been an appraiser on PBS’s hit TV series “Antiques Roadshow” since it started in 1996. The Virginia native specializes in furniture, folk art, decorative art and, yes, musical instruments.
The former Radford resident recently moved to Keswick after purchasing the Harlowe Powell Auction House. He and partner Paul Quinn have galleries here, as well as in Northern Virginia and the Roanoke area.
Tonight, he will help Building Goodness build funds to carry out its good work here and abroad by serving as auctioneer for the live auction. Items up for bid include an eco-vacation in Costa Rica, a deluxe Outdoor kitchen, a custom treehouse and your very own ti-kay. (The ti-kay is the same small house that BGF has been building across Haiti after the devastating earthquake.)
There also will be a silent auction that includes a garden party, a party in a box, a kitchen facelift, a West Palm Beach getaway and a boutique doghouse.
Oh, and if, like Farmer, you like music as well as finely built items, here’s who is on the musical playbill — Lord Nelson, Will Overman Band, Rice and Beans, and Curtis Prince and the Creative Team. (It looks like Curtis may have a few ringers. The Creative Team includes Charlie Pastorfield and his musical friends from Crutchfield.)
Let the bidding begin. It starts about 7 p.m.
Tickets are $150. Check out more information at buildinggoodness.org.
Building Goodness Foundation’s Battle of the Bands and Rockin’ Auction
with Will Overman Band, Curtis Prince and the Creative Department, Rice & Beans and Lord Nelson
7 to 11 tonight
$150; benefits Building Goodness Foundation