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3 DOORS DOWN BETTER LIFE FOUNDATION 9-25-15

will stage the 13th annual concert on Saturday, November 12th at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, North Carolina.  The long-term mission of the foundation is to make a positive change in the lives of children in need of food, shelter, and medical assistance, and to enhance the lives of children and young adults with special needs.  Funds raised are distributed to organizations and hospitals that fulfill the band’s mission to enable children to develop their potential, achieve their goals, and become caring and responsible adults.  Operating with the mission statement, “Changing the World, One Life at a Time,” has committed their energies over the past decade to make a tangible contribution for those in need through this annual event, and continuous efforts to generate funding to support these goals.

Paul Benton and Kill Cliff are TBLF’s title sponsors for 2016. and KILL CLIFF are offering “The Ultimate Experience” with cross fit athlete Brooke Ence and members of the multi-platinum rock band in Nashville, TN. This experience includes an all expense paid, 2 day trip to Nashville where the winners will participate in tandem skydiving, indoor rock climbing, paintball, trampoline park, indoor go karting, and more. This auction, which benefits and the Navy SEAL Foundation, is available to bid on at: https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/ultimate-3-doors-down-kill-cliff-experience-in-1167706

Guests 18 years and under may attend the event with someone 21 years or older. All remaining GA Floor tickets are $35 plus fees and taxes. For more information visit www.TheBetterLifeFoundation.org or call. (251) 586-2208

The annual “Ride For A Cause” motorcycle ride will take place on November 12th from two separate locations. At 10:00AM from Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson in Maryville, TN and 10:30AM from Harley-Davidson of Asheville in Asheville, NC. Last year, over 400 motorcyclists participated. Also taking place will be a raffle for a one of a kind 2016 CITIZEN SOLDIER IX ~ HARLEY-DAVIDSON Custom Street Glide (valued at over $35,000) that is currently on display in the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort lobby. For a $10 donation to the charity, fans receive one raffle ticket for the drawing to win. The ticket holder does not have to be present at the event to win. For more information on “Ride For A Cause” and the raffle visit www.dixiethunderrun.net. A silent auction will also take place in the hotel lobby on November 12th from 2 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. The auction will feature memorabilia from a wide range of musical artists and notable sports figures.

ABOUT 3 DOORS DOWN:
Formed in 1995, Grammy Award®-nominated multiplatinum Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down consistently captivates audiences worldwide. The quintet’s many accolades include selling 16 million albums globally, receiving three Grammy nominations, and winning two American Music Awards, and five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting including “Songwriter of the Year.” Their debut The Better Life, became certified six-times RIAA platinum in 2000 and was fueled by the success of juggernaut hit “Kryptonite.” This was followed by 2002’s sophomore album, Away from the Sun which went triple-platinum and saw similar success with “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You.”  2005’s platinum Seventeen Days and 2008’s 3 Doors Down each earned #1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200, while Time of My Life landed at #3 in 2011. Ignited by the single “In The Dark,” 3 Doors Down unleashed their sixth full-length album, Us and the Night, which debuted top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 in 2016.

ABOUT HARRAH’S CHEROKEE CASINO RESORT:
An enterprise of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort is located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. The Casino has 150,000 square feet of gaming space, and offers traditional table games such as black jack, roulette and craps. The property also features over 1,100 hotel rooms, the Le Fu Men gaming area, 10 restaurants, the ESSENCE Lounge, the luxurious 18,000 square feet Mandara Spa and seven retail shops. In addition to the 56-acre property, guests have privileged access to the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation-owned Sequoyah National Golf Club.

ABOUT FRANKIE BALLARD:
Singer songwriter Frankie Ballard’s latest album El Rio (Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville) was released on June 10th to critical acclaim including performances on both The Today Show and Live with Kelly.  The album has already been selected by Rolling Stone as one of the 25 Best Country and Americana albums of 2016 so far and The Tennessean as one of the best 16 Nashville albums of 2016 so far. Frankie Ballard’s previous album, Sunshine & Whiskey, produced three consecutive no. 1 singles – the platinum-certified “Sunshine & Whiskey,” the gold-certified “Helluva Life,” and one of the Top 3 Billboard Country Airplay songs of 2015, “Young & Crazy.”  Ballard has combined album sales and single/album streaming of over 450,000 to date with over 150 million total streams across all streaming platforms and 90 million streams at Spotify. Ballard continues his electrifying set on the road this Fall and Winter touring across North America.

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