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Photos: King Street Bluegrass Jam Collects Money for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Last week they raised money for humans, this week for animals.

King Street Bluegrass was in top form Thursday night at King Street Blues in Kingstowne. The regular Thursday night gig attracts the band along with other local musicans who play for charity.

They jammed for more than two hours Thursday night, and all the tips from their performance will go to an animal shelter in New Jersey, parts of which were hit by Superstorm Sandy.

King Street Bluegrass and other local musicians play every Thursday night in Kingstowne. The band, which starts the music at 8:30 p.m., has raised more than $15,000 for various charities over the past two years.

"Last week we raised $560 for the First Baptist Church of Manasquan in New Jersey, and this week we're raising money for New Jersey animal shelters, which are running low on supplies," said band member Nancy Lisi.

King Street Bluegrass, made of Alexandria-area residents, took its name after playing for tips along King Street near the Torpedo Factory in Old Town, Alexandria, for three years.

Click here to see more of Patch's coverage of the band. 

nancy March 19, 2013 at 01:10 PM
Just looking at this again,,, it's been a number of years, and now working on the $19,000 mark. The Catjammers with King Street Bluegrass have been working for nothing every single Thursday, and every time we play it's a chance to give back the blessings we all have. I'm so grateful for such good friends and fun..!

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