|6||Neighbors Helping Neighbors Tornado Relief Concert - Popular artists are joining forces with the East Franklin, Phil Campbell and Hackleburg communities in an effort to rebuild their area, which fell victim to the devastating tornadoes on April 27, 2011. The "Neighbors Helping Neighbors Tornado Relief Concert" is a benefit concert scheduled for June 13, 2011 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Russellville High School Stadium. The concert will serve as the kick-off event to a long-term fundraising effort to provide financial assistance to those in need after the devastating tornado outbreak across north Alabama. The music lineup for the evening will feature Travis Wammack and other celebrated musicians, including Ronnie McDowell, Marty Raybon, Kerry Gilbert and Joseph Baldwin. Advance tickets are $15 and can be ordered online at www.djohnsonproductions.com; tickets are $20 the day of the show and can be purchased at the gate of the stadium.
The event will feature a Travis Wammack performance of "God Bless America," his new song that was inspired by the weather events of April 27th. Wammack will provide signed copies of the song along with merchandise from the other performers.
Pastors of three of the destroyed churches from the area will offer a prayer in order to give help and hope to the tornado victims. Herb Winches, radio sportscaster, will give a reading of the devastation as the National Weather Service reported it on the day of the fatal storms. Winches and music producer/event organizer David Johnson will act as co-emcees for the event.
City and county busses will be in East Franklin, Phil Campbell and Hackleburg the day of the event to escort storm victims to the concert free of charge. Three Anchor tour buses will be donated for the effort as well.
Organizers of the event are encouraging individuals to donate to the fund at any CB&S, First Metro or People's Trust bank branches if they cannot attend the show. Corporations are encouraged to purchase corporate tickets for clients, employees or associates. Corporate, local and state matching funds will be happily accepted throughout the fundraising effort.
Address: Russellville High School Stadium (1865 Waterloo Road, Russellville, AL 35653) , Russellville, Alabama
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