Country Stars Announce Benefit Concert for Orlando Shooting Victims
The tragic events at a nightclub in Orlando last weekend rocked the entire country, including country stars like Tyler Farr and Maddie & Tae. The artists, along with several others, have joined with radio station K92.3 to perform a benefit concert for the victims of the deadly shooting, which will take place June 21 on the University of Central Florida campus.
The all-ages event, titled Country Strong: Orlando’s Night of Healing and Country Music, will also feature Jerrod Niemann, Canaan Smith and Michael Ray. Billy Currington, Easton Corbin, Parmalee and Cole Swindell have also been added to the event, with more to be announced.
Proceeds from ticket sales and parking will be donated to the OneOrlando Fund, announced by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and created to help respond to the needs of the Orlando community. It will support nonprofits assisting victims and their families, all of the affected communities and more, addressing the underlying causes of the tragic event.
“We stand united with all peace-loving citizens of Orlando in beginning the healing process, and this concert is an important step in that direction,” says Paul Curran, vice president and general manager of WFTV and WRDQ, in a statement.
The tickets are priced at $20, and Ticketmaster fees have been waived for this show, which begins at 8PM. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the event site.
Several other country stars have displayed heartfelt responses to the Orlando shooting, including Luke Bryan, who asked for a moment of silence during his show at CMA Fest, and Little Big Town, who dedicated their song “Miracle” to the victims and their families.
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