Concert for Clean Water Set for Sept. 6

Benefit performance features Gabe Dixon, Sarah Siskind and Oliver Wood

DixonVine Street Christian Church will host on Sept. 6 its fall Concert for Clean Water, benefitting Vine Street Living Waters. This outdoor show features performances by singer/songwriter and Vine Street member Gabe Dixon, plus friends Sarah Siskind and Oliver Wood. No tickets are required. A $25 donation is suggested for adults. A limited number of reserve tables (seating up to eight) are available for an additional $100. Children are admitted free to the concert.

The Concert for Clean Water benefits Vine Street Living Waters, an outreach effort of the church which aims to improve access to clean, safe drinking water regionally and internationally by partnering with communities to build low tech, highly-effective water purification systems. It shares a covenantal relationship with Living Waters for the World, a global mission project of the Synod of Living Waters of the Presbyterian Church (USA), which partners with communities in need to develop a sustainable solution for providing clean water.

This is the second Concert for Clean Water Vine Street has sponsored. Previous fundraisers have allowed several individuals from the Vine Street community to attend Clean Water U, a training program developed by Living Waters for the World. In partnership with its West End neighbors, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Vine Street Living Waters participants have also traveled to Macon Co., Tennessee, and to Peru to observe how Living Waters makes a difference. Soon, Vine Street Living Waters will engage its own projects.

For the Saturday, Sept. 6 event, Vine Street Christian Church invites everyone to bring a picnic dinner, to set up lawn chairs and blankets, and to visit with friends prior to the show. The lawn near the playground (behind the church) will open at 6 p.m. The Concert for Clean Water begins at 7:30 p.m.

Parking is available off Montgomery Bell Avenue, between West End Avenue and Woodlawn Drive.

In case of rain, the Concert for Clean Water will be moved into Vine Street’s Fellowship Hall, accessible from Montgomery Bell Avenue.

To reserve a table for the show, contact Joanne Jewett ( Questions about this and other Vine Street Christian Church programs may be directed to Greg Rumburg by calling 615/269-5614 or via email at