'Bama Rising' To Take Place June 14th In Birmingham For Tornado Victims
May 17, 2011 at 11:24 AM (PT)
"BAMA RISING: A Benefit Concert for ALABAMA Tornado Recovery” will take place on TUESDAY, JUNE 14th at BIRMINGHAM’s BJCC ARENA. Country group ALABAMA is spearheading the event, which will raise funds to assist victims of the tornados that ravaged the state on APRIL 27th. Performers announced so far include ALABAMA, RODNEY ATKINS, DIERKS BENTLEY, BO BICE, LUKE BRYAN, SHERYL CROW, SARA EVANS, TAYLOR HICKS, LITTLE BIG TOWN, MONTGOMERY GENTRY, MARTINA McBRIDE, DAVID NAIL, JAKE OWEN, BRAD PAISLEY, KELLIE PICKLER, DARIUS RUCKER and ASHTON SHEPHERD.
ALABAMA’s RANDY OWEN said, "My hope is that this will bring happiness and help to my fellow citizens in ALBAMA. I believe it's extremely important that we do this benefit, and I want everyone in the state to feel like they are part of it. I hope we all can pull together to help get through the worst natural disaster I've ever seen in ALABAMA. I appreciate my friends in Country music, everyone that's been involved, and anyone that's helped in any way."
The BAMA RISING FUND has been established at the COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER BIRMINGHAM to support long-term recovery statewide. Decisions about how to deploy BAMA RISING concert proceeds and gifts to the BAMA RISING FUND will be made by an advisory committee including representatives of the artists, promoters and the COMMUNITY FOUNDATION. In addition to ticket sales, funds will be raised through corporate sponsorships of the event. VERIZON has come on board as the presenting sponsor and organizers are seeking additional corporate support.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on FRIDAY (5/20) at 11a (CT) at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices will range from $25 to $250. VIP packages will also be available. Visit www.bamarising.org for more details. For information on becoming a corporate sponsor, contact JAY WILSON at RED MOUNTAIN ENTERTAINMENT at (205) 585.2531 or email@example.com.