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Chip Greene to raise money for Food Bank
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Set to perform in McMinnville on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Park Theater are, from left, Chip Greene, Gina Sicilia, Quiet Entertainer, and Szlachetka. Tickets are $15 and can purchased at First National Bank on Main Street, the Chamber of Commerce, All-O-K’sions, Womack Printing and Park Theater.

Chip Greene has a can-do attitude when it comes to raising money for the Warren County Emergency Food Bank.

The Nashville musician will be returning to his hometown for the fourth year in a row for his spicy concert called Chip Greene & Friends. This musical sampler offers everything from the turntable exploits of Quiet Entertainer to Chip Greene and his band with a harder bent than years before.

“My band is kind of a rotating cast and this version features the drummer from Agent Orange, the famous punk band, so the show should be a little more aggressive,” said Greene. “The guitarist is a West Coast guy from Seattle and the bass player is Doug Gross, my right-hand man when it comes to music.”

Chip Greene & Friends is set for Park Theater on Saturday, Nov. 17, beginning at 7 p.m.

The night amounts to a musical feast as the lineup includes Matt Szlachetka and his Americana sound performing a one-man acoustic show. Szlachetka caught the fancy of Rolling Stone Country and was heralded in a glowing review. His music has been described as a frolicking mix of Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and the Eagles.

Gina Sicilia rounds out the four acts with her booming alto voice seasoned with toe-tapping twang.

As for Greene, he’s squeezing in the Park Theater show after performances in Manchester, England at the end of October. He’s currently in Canada this week and is set to perform three nights in Toronto.

Greene says the crowd will be well pleased by the talent coming to McMinnville.

“It’s quite a different lineup but the one common denominator is they’re all friends of mine and they’re doing this show because we’re friends,” said Greene. “My touring schedule is child’s play compared to Gina’s and Szlachetka’s so I’m glad they’re taking the time to come to the Park Theater. I hope to end with a finale where hopefully everybody is on stage performing at the same time.”

The Food Bank will have a presence on site during the show and will be accepting nonperishable food items. In addition to food, Greene made a $3,200 monetary donation to the Food Bank from last year’s ticket sales.

Tickets are $15 and are available at First National Bank on Main Street, the Chamber of Commerce, All-O-K’sions, Womack Printing and Park Theater.