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Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson Take Denver's Independence Day Celebration to the XTREME

Monday, May 23, 2011 General News J E 4
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Proceeds to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children®

DENVER, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Start stomping your boots: Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson are ringing in the 4th of July weekend, American country style, in support of Shriners Hospitals for Children®.

Thousands of Shriners from around the country are expected to gather in Denver for the 137th Imperial Session of Shriners International.  Events beginning on July 2nd through the 7th are expected to stimulate Denver's economy with an additional $16.5 million in spending. Free events for the public include a trade show marketplace set up at the Colorado Convention Center, 4th of July Parade in downtown Denver and the XTREME MUZIK TOUR concert featuring Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson on July 2nd.

Shriners Hospitals for Children® benefit children with pediatric orthopaedic conditions, acute burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate.  These children receive the highest level of care regardless of a patient's ability to pay. There are 22 Shriners hospitals throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The July 2nd concert will be at the Wells Fargo Theater and includes live performances from Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson with special guests Cowboy Troy and Two Foot Fred. The artists will perform on a custom stage complete with a full bar and eight-piece band. There will be no intermissions or set changes as Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson will rarely leave the stage, performing countless hits and joining in on each other's songs.

The fun doesn't stop there: Concert goers who purchase tickets before June 17, 2011 will be entered to win the XTREME Country 4th of July Weekend. The grand prize includes:

  • Two (2) VIP passes to meet and greet Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson backstage at the show
  • Two (2) tickets to the sold-out Kenny Chesney concert at Red Rocks
  • Two (2) nights at The Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver for two (2)
  • Two (2) tickets to the sold-out Colorado Rockies Fireworks show on July 1, 2011 plus $50.00 stadium cash to spend however the winner wants
  • VIP viewing for the 4th of July Shriners Parade through downtown Denver
  • VIP limo transportation to and from the Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson concert

The 1st place prize includes:

  • The ultimate ticket upgrade – Swap your tickets for two (2) floor seats at the Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson concert
  • Two (2) tickets to the sold-out Colorado Rockies Fireworks show on July 1, 2011
  • VIP viewing for the 4th of July Shriners Parade through downtown Denver

Half of the Big & Rich duo, John Rich, won the coveted title of "Celebrity Apprentice" last night on the Donald Trump and NBC hit television show "Celebrity Apprentice.” Rich has a huge passion for helping children and just released two SIX PAK albums – "Rich Rocks" featuring Lil Jon, Kid Rock, Cowboy Troy and Hank Williams, Jr. and "For the Kids."

For more information on the concert and the contest visit: www.Facebook.com/RhythmOnTheVine.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children®

Shriners Hospitals for Children® is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The 22 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.

Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and relies on the generosity of donors.  All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. For more information, visit http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

Contact:Elizabeth RobinsonVolume Public Relationselizabeth@volumepr.com720.529.4850

SOURCE Shriners Hospitals for Children

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