Fans of great music, performed by an artist in a class by themselves, should get their tickets now for An Evening Under the Stars with Patty Griffin. This Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter will be on stage for an intimate private concert at Abacus in Camana Bay on Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

The event is being held to raise funds for Stay-Focused, an extraordinary organization that introduces teens with disabilities to the wonders of Scuba diving. Over the years, hundreds of teenagers have been flown to the Cayman Islands to experience the joy of exploring the world beneath the waves. Stay-Focused is celebrating its 15th year anniversary in 2018, so what better way to celebrate than with a little dinner, some wine and a lot of music? Your ticket includes a Prosecco welcome reception and a three-course dinner with half a bottle of wine per person.

Patty Griffin

The Telegraph listed Patty Griffin in its “60 greatest female singer-songwriters of all time.”

“American guitarist, pianist and singer Patty Griffin’s stripped back songs have won her many fans among folk and Americana lovers – including Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, who invited her to appear on his solo album ‘Band of Joy’ in 2010. The 51-year-old’s sixth album, ‘Downtown Church,’ picked up a Grammy award for best traditional gospel album in 2011.”

She is an accomplished vocalist and plays guitar and piano and her songs have been covered by numerous musicians, including Emmylou Harris, Ellis Paul, Rory Block, Dave Hause, and the Dixie Chicks.

In 2007, Griffin received the Artist of the Year award from the Americana Music Association, and her album “Children Running Through” won the award for Best Album.

Tickets for this concert are $200 each and can be bought at Abacus (623-8282) or on the Stay-Focused website at www.stay-focused.org.