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In addition to their success on radio, TV and film, sold-out concert dates throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia, features in Rolling Stone, Spin, Interview Magazine and many more, and videos on MTV and VH1, the band has made numerous television appearances.
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The Verve Pipe continue to tour throughout North America, including notable appearances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Festival, Lincoln Center, SummerStage in Central Park, and many more.
The VenueThe 2023 Ash Cultural Event will be held at the Belding High School Performing Arts Center.
Belding Performing Arts Center
850 Hall St.
Belding, MI 48809
The HistoryThe Ash Cultural Event is made possible by the Ash Community Improvement Fund through the Greenville Community Foundation.
Blanche Ash wanted to help support a cultural event for the area. When the Greenville Area Community Foundation was asked by a member of the Stanley & Blanche Ash Foundation Board who could help bring something special to the community, they were referred to the Director of the GACC at that time. That partnership worked wonderfully with the first Ash Cultural Event occurring in 2000 and the New York based Ahn Trio wowed everyone at the Greenville Performing Arts Center. The Ahn Trio were sisters who each played a different string instrument, music from different genres and had performed all over the world. Other performances over the years include Deborah Henson-Conant & her Hip Harp, the Red Star Army Chorus & Dance Ensemble, Unforgettable - the Nat King Cole story and the Step Crew, to name a few. So, wide ranges of talent have entertained Greenville because of the generosity of the Ash's. Blanche left instruction in her estate plans that she would like support of the Stanley and Blanche Ash Cultural event to continue using grants from the Stanley & Blanche Ash Community Improvement Fund, which is endowed at the Greenville Area Community Foundation (GACF). GACF is honored to follow Blanche's wishes to provide a grant each year to the GACC that will offer a unique cultural experience for all in the greater Greenville area.