Tunica, MS — 3 Doors Down will stage the 12th annual The Better Life Foundation concert on Saturday, December 5th at Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. 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,” 3 Doors Down 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.
The event is sponsored by Paul Benton. Guests 18 years and under may attend the event with someone 21 years or older, with Premier Balcony general admission seated tickets at $150 (which includes hors d’oeuvres and open bar), while general admission standing floor tickets are $50. A VIP upgrade is available for an additional $125 which includes a meet and greet with the band, a photo with 3 Doors Down, an exclusive Hatch show print and gift bag. For more information visit www.TheBetterLifeFoundation.org or call 251-586-2208.
Once again the annual “Ride For A Cause” motorcycle ride will take place on December 5th at 11:30 a.m. and will originate from Southern Thunder Harley Davidson in Southaven, MS. Last year, over 400 motorcycles participated. Also taking place will be a raffle for a one of a kind 2015 CITIZEN SOLDIER VIII ~ HARLEY-DAVIDSON Custom Road Glide (valued at over $35,000) which is currently on display in the Horseshoe Tunica hotel 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 December 5th 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:
Since forming in 1995, Mississippi rock quintet 3 Doors Down has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide, garnered three Grammy nominations, two American Music Awards, and five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting, including BMI’s coveted “Songwriter of the Year” award. The band’s debut album, 2000’s The Better Life, which is now certified six times platinum, featured the smash hit “Kryptonite.” Their sophomore album, 2002’s Away from the Sun, saw similar success with its radio mainstays “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You.” Their subsequent efforts 2005’s platinum certified Seventeen Days and 2008’s 3 Doors Down debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 200 Chart. In 2012, 3 Doors Down released The Greatest Hits, a collection of nine #1 hits and three new songs, returning to the Top 5 at radio with “One Light.” The band will begin recording their sixth studio album in early 2015.