The Boulder, Colorado-based rock band The Samples performed at Grant’s Farm on June 3 to help raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Guests enjoyed food and Anheuser-Busch products in the iconic Bauernhof and had an opportunity to visit the venue’s goats, llamas and a Clydesdale. The event otherwise featured raffle tickets for a chance to win a Taylor Baby BT1e guitar, which was supplied by Eddie’s Guitars of Maplewood. All members of The Samples signed the guitar, which was played during the concert.
Stephanie Mannis, hostess of the event, was named LLS Woman of the Year for participating in the LLS Man and Woman of the Year fundraising competition and donating the most money among St. Louis' female candidates. The competition ran for 10 weeks and involved separate teams hosting fundraising events benefiting LLS.
“What could be better than getting together for a concert by The Samples in the Bauernhof at Grant’s Farm, while benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society? An amazing band, an amazing venue and an amazing charity!” Mannis says.