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Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues to headline "Bids & Blues" fundraiser

Mac Arnold 



Thrive's signature fundraiser will be held outdoors at the Cove at Highland Lake in Flat Rock

 Blues legend Mac Arnold and his band, Plate Full O’ Blues, with special guest Eric Congdon, will headline the fourth annual Bids & Blues fundraiser to benefit Thrive on Sunday, September 13 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Cove at Highland Lake. This ticketed, outdoor event will feature fun for the whole family with a summer picnic, beer, wine and a live auction. Proceeds will support Thrive's mission to address the gap in mental health services in Henderson County. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for kids ages six to 12, and free for children five and under. Purchase a ticket online at or by calling 828-697-1581.

"Without the support of the community, particularly through events like Bids & Blues, we could not continue to help people with mental health symptoms get back on their feet," says Kristen Martin, executive director of Thrive. Martin notes that one of Thrive's programs was cut this year because of lack of funding. "With your support, we can continue to offer much-needed services to help individuals transition from surviving to thriving." 

Guests will enjoy complimentary beer from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, wine from Metro Wines and food from Larc's Table. This year's Bids & Blues will also include a live auction. Master of Ceremonies Mark Warwick will keep the crowd entertained throughout the afternoon. Blankets are welcome and chairs will be provided.
About Thrive

Thrive has been consistently filling the gap in mental health services since 1983. Known originally as the Sixth Avenue Clubhouse, due to its location on Sixth Avenue and its clubhouse model of a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program, Thrive started out as a program of Trend Mental Health Services, Mountain Laurel Community Services and New Vistas – Mountain Laurel. In 2006, New Vistas-Mountain Laurel dissolved due to lack of funding and the Clubhouse was left to stand on its own or close its doors, leaving a debilitating gap in mental health services. With the support and advocacy of staff, community stakeholders, constituents, and a not-for-profit business attorney, Sixth Avenue Psychiatric Rehabilitation Partners, Inc (SAPRP) was established, known to the community as the Sixth Avenue Clubhouse. In 2012, Sixth Avenue underwent a rebranding and strategic planning process, resulting in their transition to Thrive. For more information, visit