MCA Recording Artist To Curate And Perform At Community Fundraiser

Nashville, TN – July August 8, 2013 – Hokes Bluff, Alabama native Drake White, who Billboard Magazine included in their Top 10 list of Country Artists To Watch in 2013, will return home for a special benefit show on September 28th, 2013.  In an effort to give back to the community that raised him, White, who recently made his Grand Ole Opry debut, will curate and perform at the first annual Drake White’s BIG FIRE REVIVAL at Foggy Hollow.  White, who is celebrating his first country single ‘The Simple Life’ climbing the Country charts nationwide, was inspired to create this event when he heard of his close friends Micah and Brandi Harbison’s desire to adopt a baby.  White plans to return to Foggy Hollow Farm each year making the fundraiser an annual tradition supporting various efforts in the Etowah and Calhoun County communities. Proceeds from tickets sold this year will benefit the Harbison’s in their adoption efforts.

Truly a community event the festival will feature local venders and musicians including The Foggy Hollow Band, Hokes Bluff’s Brooke Danielle Band and Opelika Alabama’s own Adam Hood who was awarded Lonestar Music’s Best Singer-Songwriter, Folk in 2012.  White will also call on other friends to jam throughout the night keeping the evening spontaneous musically. “I want to create a laid back atmosphere full of music, food, family, camping and fun while raising money to give a child a wonderful home,” explains White. 

Event organizers will open the farm at noon on Saturday September 28th for concertgoers.  Leading up to the nighttime show will be plenty of family friendly activities including live entertainment for kids at the children’s stage.

The Harbison’s, family friends of White, decided on adoption through Lifeline Children’s Services after accepting the reality that they would not be able to have children of their own.  "About 6 years ago we began a long, painful journey of infertility. It was a time of darkness that led us to the amazing light of adoption,” explained Mrs. Harbison.  “Adoption is a very long and extensive process to go through but it will all be worth it when they hand us our little girl.  There are millions upon millions of orphans in the world and we feel so blessed that God would choose us to be able to make a difference in the life of one.”

Tickets for the festival are $20 for standard admission, $50 for a VIP package (which includes a before show meet & greet, photo and t-shirt.) Children under 12 years old and younger get free admission. Tickets go on sale today and can be purchased online at http://www.crowdsurge.com/Drake-White/ or locally at Gadsden Music.  Tickets are also available onsite day of show for $25 each.

For more information and a full schedule of events visit: http://bigfirerevival.tumblr.com.


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