The I'll Fly Away Foundation Announces the Wildfire Music Festival starring The Time Jumpers featuring Vince Gill, Ranger Doug, Dawn Sears and Kenny Sears.
The Greencards, The Gibson Brothers and Sierra Hull Also Perform in Home of the Memory of Brenna Marie Currie
The I'll Fly Away Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving children's lives through music, has announced the Wildfire Music Festival will be coming to Greensboro Coliseum Complex's White Oak Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 14 beginning at 3 p.m.
The Wildfire Music Festival headlines with The Time Jumpers featuring Multi-GRAMMY Award winner and Country legend Vince Gill along with Ranger Doug, Dawn Sears & Kenny Sears. The festival will also feature The Greencards, The Gibson Brothers and Bluegrass sensation Sierra Hull. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Feb. 21 at 11a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and Ticketmaster outlets at the Greensboro Coliseum box office.
Vince Gill has performed with The Time Jumpers for many years but only became an official member in 2010. A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame since 2007, Gill is widely recognized for his achingly beautiful tenor voice, award-winning songwriting skills and virtuoso guitar chops. Together, these talents have yielded him millions of album sales, 20 Grammys and 18 CMA Awards. In 2005, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Gill is also regarded as one of country music's most generous humanitarians, beloved for participating in countless charitable events throughout his career, including All For The Hall, the campaign to support the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The Time Jumpers-the band's new and first album for Rounder Records-is also the group's first studio project. Their live album-Jumpin' Time, released in 2007-earned them two Grammy nominations and a high-profile segment on National Public Radio's All Things Considered.
The Wildfire Music Festival is in honor of the memory of Brenna Marie Currie, who passed away in March of 2013 and held a passion for music throughout her young life. Brenna always recognized the power of music. She knew music could comfort, heal, and help people find their voice. She was passionate about helping people discover how music could enrich their lives. She was a Senior at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. where she selected a major that would combine her love of music and helping others. Her deep belief in the healing power of music led her to pursue a Music Therapy degree. She was excited to be working toward becoming an accredited music therapist. Proceeds from the Festival will be used locally in the Greensboro area to bolster the I'll Fly Away Foundation's efforts to further opportunities for student scholarships and programs.
ABOUT I'LL FLY AWAY FOUNDATIONThe I'll Fly Away Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to music education and improving children's lives through music. The foundation is an approved 501c(3) which launched in 2011 in honor of Albert E. Brumley who in 1932 wrote "I'll Fly Away" which is one of the most recognized songs in the world ever recorded. Brumley has been described as the pre-eminent gospel songwriter of the 20th century with over 800 published songs. Other titles included "Turn Your Radio On," "I'll Meet You in the Morning" and "Rank Strangers to Me." Betsy Brumley serves as its leader and has dedicated her life to creating opportunities which foster music education and preserving the country's rich music history. For more information go towww.illflyawayfoundation.org