Tim McGraw Sandy Hook Charity Concert Set for July
Tue, 05 May 2015 15:04:03
The country superstar has a close connection to families still coping with the 2012 tragedy.
Tim McGraw x July 17 x XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut x good cause!
We cannot forget the tragedy where so many young lives were needlessly lost.
NEVER, EVER FORGET!
The country singer will headline a Concert for Sandy Hook Promise. All of the net proceeds of this special event will benefit Sandy Hook Promise, an organization founded in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, with a mission of protecting children from gun violence.
Featured performers will include current tour mates Billy Currington and Chase Bryant, along with special surprise guests to be announced later.
"Out of this tragedy a group was formed that made a promise to honor the lives lost and turn it into a moment of transformation," said McGraw. "Sandy Hook Promise teaches that we can do something to protect our children from gun violence. I want to be a part of that promise – as a father and as a friend."
This cause is close to Tim's heart, as it is to the fiddle player in his touring band, Dean Brown, a longtime friend to Mark Barden, a musician and father of a child, who was killed in the 2012 tragedy. "I look forward to being a part of a night of hope and promise and music that will help continue the great work that Sandy Hook Promise is doing," said Brown.
"We are humbled that Tim would do this for us,” said Barden. “Dean and his wife Cindy helped my wife and I through our darkest hour and helped buoy our spirits. It meant more than words could ever say."
Visit SandyHookPromise.org to learn more and donate.