Columbia Fields Show Saturday To Go On As Tribute to Grayson Minney

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Grayson Minney, lead singer and guitarist for Columbia Fields, died in an early morning car crash. (Nick Caito)

Grayson Minney, lead singer and guitarist for Columbia Fields, died in an early morning car crash. (Nick Caito)

A Columbia Fields show set for this Saturday at Main Pub in Manchester will go on as scheduled, as a tribute to the life of Grayson Minney.

Minney, lead singer for Columbia Fields, was killed in a car crash early Saturday. State Police said he lost control of his car on Route 85 in Hebron just south of Route 94. He was 28.

Saturday night’s show at the Main Pub in Manchester starts at 9 p.m. Brian Jarvis, Kevin Howard, Brian Verderosa, and several more local musicians will perform guest vocals for Columbia Fields. A portion of money from the door will go to the Minney family.

Click here for more information on the Facebook event page.

The Minney family has also set an official Celebration of Life Ceremony this Sunday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at RHAM High School, 85 Wall Street in Hebron. The event is open to the public and a large crowd is expected. A private memorial service was held Friday morning.

A charitable foundation is being set up in Grayson Minney’s name. Donations can be made to Frederick Minney, care of First Niagara Bank, 31 Main Street, Hebron, CT 06248.

Since Minney’s death there has been an outpouring of mourning, memories, and support from area musicians. Grayson Minney and Columbia Fields were stalwart fixtures in the close-knit Connecticut music scene for the last decade.

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One thought on “Columbia Fields Show Saturday To Go On As Tribute to Grayson Minney

  1. KHo

    After seeing the amount of people who came out last night, there’s no doubt about how many people Grayson touched over time. It was an amazing musical tribute, and a fantastic night for all people who cared for Grayson, his family, his friends, and his band. What an amazing night to remember a great guy with a great voice.

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