Big names to perform at Rupp Arena benefit concert for EKY flood victims
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A benefit concert to help Kentuckians affected by flooding will be held in Lexington.
“Kentucky Rising” will be held at Rupp Arena on October 11.
Organized in response to the devastating flooding in the Kentucky region earlier this summer, the event will feature performances by Chris Stapleton, Dwight Yoakam and Tyler Childers.
“Rupp has been an institution in the community for a long time and it’s just time to give back,” Rupp Arena marketing director Stephanie Bork said.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 16.
100% of net proceeds from the concert will benefit the “Kentucky Rising Fund” to support flood relief work and recovery efforts in Eastern Kentucky; including support for the many victims, their families and first responders. Under guidance from the Blue Grass Community Foundation, the “Kentucky Rising Fund” will strategically support both immediate needs and long-term recovery projects as they emerge.
“We knew when something hit so close to home that we wanted to join up with some hometown fellas and provide a concert and an event that people will want to go to for a good cause,” Bork said.
Details can be found at KentuckyRising.com.
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