Kacey Musgraves’ recent Hometown Hang concert, which took place last month in Mineola, Texas, has raised a total of over $100k, including $65k to benefit music and arts programs at Wood County public schools and nearly $40k for technology and infrastructure improvements at the Mineola Nature Preserve.
“My Hometown Hang was as fun as it was meaningful to me and I’m beyond proud of the money we raised to help inspire and fulfill dreams of local kids for years to come,” said Musgraves.
With over 4000 in attendance, the event helped bring the community together. Participation included close to 200 volunteers, and a performing lineup that not only included Musgraves, but also openers John & Jacob and Wade Bowen, along with 24 Wood County students.
“The city of Mineola was elated with the results of the first Hometown Hang with Kacey Musgraves. This event showcased Wood County and Mineola’s Nature Preserve, bringing thousands of new people into our community who filled our hotels and spent money creating additional economic impact within the county,” said Mercy L. Rushing, Assistant City Administrator and Executive Director of Economic Development of Mineola, TX.
Musgraves just recently wrapped the U.S. leg of her sold-out, headlining tour, The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue. The country star will be bringing the tour to the U.K. and Europe in November 2015.