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Country music fans will be drawn to Palmyra Saturday for a special benefit concert.
The Down Country Charity Country Music Concert, featuring Chris Janson and special guest, Michael Ray, will be held starting at 7 p.m. in the Marion County Fairgrounds arena Saturday.
According to organizers, 100 percent of the profits from the sales of tickets will benefit Down Country, a 501(c)(3) charity.
Janson, a country music singer and songwriter boasts three certified gold U.S. country hits including Good Vibes (2019), Drunk Girl (2017) and Fix a Drink (2017).
Gates will open at 4 p.m. with the opening act, Michael Ray, performing at 7 p.m., followed by Janson at 8:30 p.m.
Gigi Gianni, a self advocate with Gigi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center, will perform the national anthem.
General admission tickets and VIP admission can be purchased online through www.upatdowncountry.com or in person at the Rebel Pig, 119 South Main St. in Palmyra.
Tickets can also be purchased at the gate the day of the concert.
On site food sales will be offered by Rebel Pig. No coolers will be allowed.
Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets, with bleacher seating also available with general admission.
According to the Down Country website, the organization utilizes Down syndrome to provide an overview of disability awareness, and is not an organization for only those affected by Down syndrome, but for the entire Tri-State community that “learns outside of the box.”
Down Country operates as an umbrella educational and positive awareness information share uniting the differently abled/exceptionally gifted community among the three states (Missouri, Illinois and Iowa) comprising the Tri-State area.
It’s primary mission is to promote positive awareness for individuals with disabilities/exceptional abilities in the Tri-State area and facilitate the education/specialized training of teachers, therapists, administrators, doctors, nurses, support staff, families and rural residents working with differently abled/exceptionally gifted people within the Tri-State rural community.
It’s dedicated to helping provide training and promoting positive awareness for individuals of all abilities.
For more information go to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217-617-3568.