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The Vinegrass Organization’s mission is to enhance the cultural quality of life through the production of American Rhythm & Roots concerts and festivals. We will preserve and foster this traditional American genre of music through scholarships, workshops, and instruments, ensuring its place for generations to come.


The Vinegrass Organization is a not-for-profit music production company, that produces concerts, camps, workshops, and The Vinegrass Music Festival, in order to raise money for our charitable mission. The mission is to provide scholarships to students studying music at an accredited 4 year university, with preference given to study within the American Roots and Rhythm genre. In addition to the scholarships,
we will subsidize camps and workshops, as well as provide instruments to younger students in need. As the Vinegrass Organization plants their roots fiscally, an annual grant will be awarded to an artist or band in the Rhythm & Roots genre, with preference to a Cape Cod band/artist.

Founded by Monica Rizzio (Front Woman for the Old Kings Highway) in August of 2013, Vinegrass is a lifelong dream for Monica to give back to those who have helped her become a professional musician. Raised on a ranch in east Texas, Monica always loved music, but her family’s financial means prohibited her from taking music lessons and having instruments. Her only instrument for the longest time was her voice until she was able to play the flute in the

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