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COMMUNITY SUPPORTS 9/11 TRIBUTE CONCERT AT THE CLAYTON COUNTRY JAM

 

Darryl Worley is headlining the 9/11 Tribute Concert at the Clayton Opera House, Friday, September 11, 2015 in conjunction with the 5th Annual Clayton Country Jam.  Darryl Worley will perform two shows at 5:30pm and 8:30pm, Friday, September 11th.  The 8:30pm show will be broadcast live by WPBS-DT.   In addition, the 9/11 Tribute Concert with Darryl Worley will be available for viewing through The American Forces Network satellite feed, with an estimated audience of 500,000 troops and families, the online Wrangler Network, and WPBS-DT’s live on-air broadcast.  Steve Weed Productions will stream the concert for viewing online.   The online stream will be available at www.911tributeconcert.com .

Tickets for the 9/11 Tribute Concert with Darryl Worley are available at the Clayton Country Jam website www.claytoncountryjam.com, the Clayton Opera House Box Office or by calling the Box Office at 315-686-2200.  VIP Meet & Greet Tickets are $50, $40 Reserved, $30 General Admission.  Tickets prices the day of the show are $55/$45/$35.  The Clayton Country Jam is an Operation Yellow Ribbon Event and a 25% Military Discount is available.  Comedian Vic Clevenger will open each show.

The local community has shown tremendous support toward these efforts to pay tribute to the military and first responders. This concert was made possible in part by the following sponsors:  Akwesasne Mohawk Casino, River Audio, Coyote Moon Vineyards, Otis Technology, Martin’s Point Healthcare, Carthage Area Hospital, Realty USA, Reinman’s Department Store, Bradley’s Military Supply, the Clayton Lions Club, United States Air Force, Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes, Watertown Savings Bank, USO, Colon-Couch American Legion Post 821.  Media sponsorship provided by Stephens Media Group and 7 News / Fox 28.  Sponsorship opportunities are available and range from $1,000 to $10,000. The $10,000 level is for title sponsorship for the worldwide telecast.  Please call Colin Burns, WPBS-DT Account Executive at 315-782-3142 or email him at cburns@wpbstv.org for sponsorship inquiries.

About Darryl Worley

Darryl Worley has produced nearly twenty hit singles, including three #1s, as well as chart-topping albums and sales in the millions. His unquestioned musical integrity earned him an enviable connection with the American public and a reputation as a genuinely traditional country artist who doesn’t follow trends or fads, but rather his own bedrock convictions as an artist and a person. It doesn’t hurt that he is a distinctive singer and first-rate songwriter whose music chronicles life, love and the world situation with equal facility.

He has topped the charts with singles including “I Miss My Friend,” “Awful, Beautiful Life” and “Have You Forgotten,” which accomplished the feat for one, two and an incredible seven weeks, respectively. Darryl has been a tireless performer for troops here and overseas following a 2002 visit to Afghanistan, Kuwait and Uzbekistan, which inspired the hit “Have You Forgotten?”   Darryl has been back nine times since then, playing both full band concerts and special acoustic sets at remote Forward Operating Bases for troops who rarely receive celebrity entertainment. Darryl has been honored with the VFW’s Americanism Award, the USO Merit Award and the U.S. Army Appreciation Award.

Along the way, he earned nominations for five major ACM and CMA awards, including “Song of the Year” and “Single of the Year,” and wrote songs for other artists including George Jones.

About WPBS-TV

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