At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, Grammy-nominated bluegrass musician Laurie Lewis and her band, The Right Hands, will perform in concert in Mokelumne Hill to benefit efforts to save the Mokelumne River. The concert will be held at the recently renovated historic Mokelumne Hill Town Hall on Main Street.

An exceptional fiddler known for her beautiful singing and rich songwriting, Laurie has twice been named “Female Vocalist of the Year” by the International Bluegrass Music Association.

In Mokelumne Hill, Laurie and Tom will be joined by Chad Manning on fiddle, Patrick Sauber on banjo and vocals, and Sharon Gilchrist on string bass.

Tickets for the concert are on sale now. Tickets for adults are $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the show. Tickets for children under 12 are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased from High Sierra Tickets,, or the Foothill Conservancy. Refreshments, including wine and beer, will be on sale at the event.

Links to videos of Laurie and Tom and information about the Mokelumne River can be found on the Foothill Conservancy’s website, For more information, please contact Foothill Conservancy’s Randy Berg at 295-4900 or