Acclaimed Country artists joined together on Jan. 11, for ‘Concert for the Cause,’ a special show at the Ice House in Louisville, which raised over $200,000 for non-profit, Kids Cancer Alliance.
Hosted by “Listening Room” owner, Chris Blair, the star-studded line-up included headliner RCA Recording artist, Jake Owen, with special guests Frankie Ballard, Jana Kramer, Paul Overstreet, Jason Sturgeon, Ilya Toshinsky, Scotty Emerick, Josh Osborne, Ben Bradford, and Olivia Lane. Artists performed in an intimate acoustic setting, sharing their music in an “in the round” style. A live and silent auction also took place, as well as an after party with Dee Jay Silver.
Kid Cancer Alliance began in 1981 when the charity hosted its first Oncology Camp. The organization seeks to enhance the quality of life in children with cancer and their families, providing them with free support programs, financial aid and events. www.kidscanceralliance.org
The corporate sponsors included Morgan Stanley, beverages were provided by Jim Beam and Anheuser-Busch and the entertainment was provided by Interlock Industries’ Jay Mackin.
About Jake Owen
Since releasing the chart-topping album, BAREFOOT BLUE JEAN NIGHT, Jake Owen has emerged as one of country music’s leading vocalists. The project delivered four consecutive No. 1 hit singles, including the multi-week chart-toppers; the DOUBLE PLATINUM title track and PLATINUM “Alone with You,” and GOLD-certified hits “The One That Got Away” and “Anywhere with You.” Poised to follow the success is Jake’s latest album DAYS OF GOLD featuring the hit title track and upcoming single “Beachin’.” His energetic live show and captivating songs have landed him coveted opening slots with Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and his first headlining tour, CMT on Tour Jake Owen: The Summer Never Ends 2012, which made CMT history for the most sold-out shows in a row for the annual nationwide tour. His second major nationwide headline run – JAKE OWEN’S DAYS OF GOLD TOUR 2014-will begin its run in March. The Vero Beach, FL, native first captured the national spotlight with his hits “Startin’ with Me,” “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” and “Eight Second Ride.” The 2009 ACM Top New Male Vocalist’s revival of “Life in a Northern Town” with Sugarland and Little Big Town in 2008 earned him Grammy and CMA Award nominations.
About Kid’s Cancer Alliance
Kids Cancer Alliance was started in 1981 as a joint effort between a group of volunteers in the Lake Cumberland area & the Kentucky Cancer Program. Their vision was to provide a “normal” camping experience for children with cancer. This was a very novel idea at the time; since there were only 5 other oncology camps across the country.
During the first summer, 20 campers attended camp. These 20 campers were both oncology patients and their siblings. There were 30 volunteer staff including doctors & nurses from the University of Kentucky. Kids Cancer Alliance continued to grow, and in 1994, it was established as an independent registered 501©3 non-profit organization under the guidance of the Friends of Indian Summer, Inc. Board of Directors.
In recent years, Kids Cancer Alliance expanded its services to children with cancer and their families and, thus, became Kids Cancer Alliance, Inc. in 2013. Kids Cancer Alliance now proudly offers oncology and sibling camps, teen and family retreats, quarterly events and in-hospital programs, as well as financial support all completely free to children with cancer and their families.