Thursday, June 23, 2011

Josh Turner Headlining An "After The Storm Benefit Concert" To Raise Funding To Rebuild Devastated School in Ringgold, GA


MCA Nashville’s Josh Turner is reaching out to help the students and community of Ringgold, GA who were struck by an F-4 tornado on April 27. He will headline “After The Storm: Coming Together Benefit Concert With Josh Turner” on Thursday, July 14 at the Davis Cattle Company in Ringgold, GA. 100% of the proceeds for the concert will be split evenly between the Ringgold Band and the Ringgold athletic fund.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 24 and can be found at WUSY/Chattanooga website www.us101country.com; at any Northwest Georgia Bank branch in the Chattanooga area as well as online at www.etix.com.

The EF-4 tornado that ripped through downtown Ringgold, GA destroyed about 50% of the town’s businesses and many homes and places of worship.  The greatest losses were the nine people that lost their lives as a result of the storm which included two students from Ringgold High School. Ringgold High School and Ringgold Middle School both suffered major damage.  Insurance is paying for all the work to repair the structural damage on the schools, but there has been no money to pay for the athletic facilities and equipment and band equipment lost in the storm. This equipment has taken years and years to acquire through special school fundraising initiatives.  The Ringgold High School Marching Tiger Band has won many awards through the years and both the band and athletic programs have touched at least 95% of the lives of students who attend the Ringgold schools.

Turner, a supporter of educational programs created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music.  As a high school student in South Carolina Turner had very little access to music or musical education and first-hand realizes the importance for students to have access to these special programs. 

For more information on this event log on to http://www.us101country.com/pages/joshconcert.html    

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