Mary Green Vickrey to perform at benefit

Mary Green Vickrey to perform at benefit Vermillion singer/songwriter Mary Green Vickrey will perform in Lincoln, NE on Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m. at a benefit concert for the Conservation Alliance of the Great Plains.

The concert is at the Unitarian Church at 6300 A Street in Lincoln. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Vickrey will be the opening act for two well-known Lincoln bands. The Lighting Bugs will be performing Mills Brothers songs and other '40s material. The Toasted Ponies perform bluegrass music. The afternoon promises to have a fun-filled variety of music.

The Conservation Alliance of the Great Plains is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving and restoring grassland ecosystems. It promotes research, education, and advocacy to protect wildlife on the prairie. For more information, visit the website at www.conservationalliance.org.

Vickrey will be performing songs from her debut recording, Horizon Unbounded. The recording contains 12 of her original folk and bluegrass songs. Her "true to life" songs of Midwestern family life display a delightful sense of humor.

Vickrey began songwriting in March of 1996 and has since performed for numerous churches and other organizations in Vermillion. In addition, she has performed at the South Dakota State Fair and festivals in Sioux Falls, Elk Point, and Omaha.

CDs and cassette tapes are available directly from Vickrey at 624-2540 and at the Cherry Street Grille, Davis Pharmacy, Deb's Hallmark, and W.H. Over Museum in Vermillion.

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