A celebration of the McCoy Brothers' music, and fundraiser for their gravestones, was held Chicago on October 3 at the Old Town School of Folk Music:
Joe McCoy guitar workshop
Charlie McCoy mandolin workshop
"Body percussion" workshop
Restvale Cemetery walking tour
2:00-3:30 - Besides the McCoy brothers, Restvale is the burial location for a dozen other Chicago blues artists, including the great Muddy Waters. Long-time gravestone organizer Steve Salter leads a walking tour of these sites. Meet at the cemetery office at 11700 South Laramie Avenue in Alsip. Please RSVP to if you wish to attend.
Gravestone benefit concert
7:00-9:15 - The main event is an evening of music spanning both McCoy brothers' long careers. Project organizer Arlo Leach emcees the following lineup:
Gravestone Dedication Ceremony
On May 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm, music fans gathered at Restvale Cemetery in Alsip, Illinois (in Chicago's south suburbs) to dedicate the McCoy Brothers' new gravestones. Old Town School teacher and Strictly Jug Nuts leader Skip Landt coordinated the event, and one of the participants posted an album of photos.