FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
• Robin Meade And Eddie Money To Perform •
• HMF Honors And Celebrates Our Men & Women Of Service With Commemorative Events •
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 18, 2011)--In its inaugural year, Heroes Music Festival (HMF) continues to take shape as the “must-see” historical event for Fall 2011. Stacking the talent roster of an already impressive list of extraordinary entertainers, HMF has announced newly confirmed performances by Robin Meade and Eddie Money.
Making its name as an absolute “must-attend” extravaganza for music lovers near and far and those committed to honor the men and women of our military, Heroes Music Festival “Rock & Remembrance”(to be held September 8-11, 2011 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway) will boast performances by award-winning, platinum-selling recording artists from the country, blues, southern and modern-rock genres. More than 40 acts will take the stage at the 4-day outdoor musical outing. HMF has just introduced the latest additions to its marquee. In addition to Meade and Money, HMF will showcase independent artistsBrantley, Ty Brown, Burns & Poe, David Adam Byrnes, Crossing Levi, Matt Gary, Darby Ledbetter, Lathan Moore, Jeremy Parsons, and Gwen Sebastian, among others. Headlining acts lending their musicianship to the cause are Rodney Atkins, Delbert McClinton, Mark Wills, Lee Roy Parnell, Jonny Lang, Skillet, Saving Abel, Drowning Pool and more. (See complete line-up below.)
Eddie Money, whose name and voice is immediately recognized worldwide on stage and across radio airwaves, and who is an all-time favorite of many a Rock n’ Roll music lover, young and old, will also take the stage on opening day, Thursday evening (September 8, 2011).
“Before my life on the road as an entertainer, I spent time on the streets of New York City as a police officer. Every day that I put on that police uniform, I knew I was stepping into a tradition of protecting the men and women of my city. My brothers and sisters on the force did the very same on the morning of September 11, 2001.” Eddie Money explains. “Since the terror attacks on New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania that morning, thousands more men and women have put on their uniforms to protect us. They’ve sacrificed their lives and way of life for us. I really cannot find the words to say how pleased I am to be part of the Heroes Music Festival.”
Celebrating more than forty years of making music, recognized by a wall of platinum albums, Money is credited with a string of Top 40 hits including "Baby Hold On,” "Two Tickets To Paradise” and "Take Me Home Tonight.” In addition to the hits he is known for, he will perform an acoustic version of his new single “One More Soldier Coming Home,” an honorary, sobering and timely tribute that he recorded as a personal dedication to our men and women of service. In an alliance with the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a non-profit organization whose mission is to pay tribute to those who have sacrificed for the United States, Eddie is committed to giving back; he is donating 100% of the proceeds from the single release to the organization.
Robin Meade, popular host of “Morning Express with Robin Meade” on HLN, who has recently released her Billboard charting debut album, BRAND NEW DAY, will kick off the “Rock & Remembrance”schedule of events on Saturday morning (September 10, 2011) with her rendition of our national anthem. During her performance, an American flag nearly the size of the speedway’s entire grandstand seating area will be unfolded; at the conclusion of her performance, A10s and paratroopers will fly overhead.
“It’s an honor to be able to combine my love of music with my love for this country and our brave servicemen and women at this year’s Heroes Music Festival,” said Meade. “To give back with my voice is a privilege and I look forward to joining an amazing line-up of artists to celebrate our military and our freedoms!”
Meade’s debut CD project, produced by Victoria Shaw, highlights six Meade co-writes with Shaw, John Rich, Hall of Fame writer Gary Burr, country recording artist Billy Dean, and Matt Lopez of Due West. No stranger to the stage, Meade has performed with Kenny Chesney, Richard Marx, David Foster, John Rich and pianist Jim Brickman.
The four-day gathering is first-and-foremost “because of” and “for” our men and women of service. Interwoven throughout the entire festival will be dedications and presentations acknowledging local Georgia members of all four branches of the military as well as members of the police and fire departments. Friends and neighbors, from near and far, as well as community organizations will show their spirit: a Veteran Bike Ride is planned for Saturday morning and the 116th Army Guard Ceremonial Band and Hiram High School Honor Guard will present colors. Nearly forty new recruits will be sworn in on-site and, in conjunction with Operation Troop Aid, more than 10,000 care packages will be assembled for distribution to posts overseas. On Saturday evening (September 10), military dignitaries will present the Wounded Warrior Awards; the Army Silver Wings will orchestrate a parachute jump, and Honor Guard and National Guard will hold large-scale, life-like demonstrations.
[Artist schedules are subject to change. Visit http://heroesmf.com for artist updates and schedule information.]
TICKET INFORMATION (2nd Tier Early-Bird Pricing NOW Through September 7, 2011 ONLY!)
Advance Single-Day passes begin at $85 ($75 for Military/Civil Service). Four-Day passes begin at $119($100 for Military/Civil Service). Gates open on Thursday, September 8, 2011 @ 1:00PM. For more information, including ticket purchases, RV and campsite information, complete artist lineup or to obtain media credentials, please visit, http://heroesmf.com. Attendees can also follow HMF on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/
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