(CLEARWATER) Ruth Eckerd Hall presents, in his first public appearance in Florida in two years, multi-platinum recording artist Bret Michaels’ Concert With A Purpose, featuring special guests Warrant and U.S. Army Veteran and Dancing With The Stars’ alum Noah Galloway on Saturday, February 26 at 7:30 pm. In line with Michaels’ lifelong commitment to philanthropy, proceeds from the concert will benefit the local Florida chapter of the 50 Legs Foundation. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 12 at 10 am.
In addition, there will be an auction for one lucky person to score a MEGA VIP Package, that includes two tickets and two passes to a Bret Michaels Stadium Show.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Bret return to Ruth Eckerd Hall and Florida for his first public appearance in two years,” said Bobby Rossi, Chief Programming Officer / Executive Vice President of Programming for Ruth Eckerd Hall. “Bret always goes above and beyond and I have no doubt that this event will be one for the books. People are starving for entertainment with a purpose that brings the community together and this event ticks all those boxes. A night of big hits, giving back, and a party with a purpose.”
Michaels, a lifelong diabetic first diagnosed at the age of six, will be continuing his philanthropic efforts through his Life Rocks Foundation, bringing relief and support to organizations based in the Southeast and Florida. These include previously performing at the “Toys In The Sun Run,” benefiting Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital while also donating personally to the organization, plus even taking his personal jet to deliver toys to children in the Bahamas and Puerto Rico while also serving as the Grand Marshall for the largest “Winterfest” parade to date. Michaels, whose charitable outreach is detailed in his bestselling Auto-Scrap-Ography (available exclusively at ShopBretMichaels.com), will also return to Florida this upcoming Summer for a good time bash performing on The Stadium Tour.
Tickets starting at $50.50 will be available at The Raymond James Central Ticket Office at Ruth Eckerd Hall, by calling 727.791.7400 or visiting www.RuthEckerdHall.com. The Raymond James Central Ticket Office at Ruth Eckerd Hall is open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm ONLY. The Raymond James Central Ticket Office will open one hour prior to show time.
Bret Michaels is a Music Icon, global entrepreneur and philanthropist, having sold over 100 million records, digital copies and streams worldwide, is a reality TV superstar with some of the highest rated reality shows in history as well as a lifelong type 1 diabetic. As an entrepreneur, Michaels has created the multi-million dollar selling Pets Rock Collection with PetSmart, launched his own line of custom guitars and created “Bret’s Blend, Diet Trop A Rocka” which is a number one selling beverage for Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group. Michaels, personally and through his Life Rocks Foundation has helped raise millions of dollars for charity and makes donations to not only diabetes awareness and research but to such causes as childhood cancer, PetSmart Charities, Operation Homefront, Fealgood Foundation and more. His talent, business acumen and natural candor have solidified him as “a cultural touchdown” in the words of former Viacom CEO Judy McGrath and made him one of the most sought-after performers for not only live performances but virtual performances, speaking engagements, corporate events, charitable concerts and private engagements.
The 50 Legs Foundation provides amputees with the necessary care and prosthetics that they could not otherwise afford. The foundation also helps amputees to live a happier and healthier life. 50 Legs values, coupled with their desire to give back, has a positive impact on the lives of amputees by removing hopelessness and providing necessary care and prosthetic devices. 50 Legs vows to assist in providing the needed care and/or prosthetic devices to a person who loses a leg or foot to allow them to live an active and productive life.
Hailing from Hollywood, California, Warrant burst on the scene in the mid 80′s and from 1988 to 1996, their five album releases sold over 10 million copies. The band first came into the national spotlight with their double platinum debut album, Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich and its singles, Heaven, which reached #1 in Rolling Stone and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The band’s success continued with the double platinum album, Cherry Pie, which provided the hit song of the same name. After more than 30 years, the band is still recording music and performing, with ex-Lynch Mob lead vocalist Robert Mason.
Noah Galloway is a husband, father and solider, native of Birmingham, Alabama. His story is a shining example that with laughter, and the right amount of perspective, you can tackle anything. Noah demonstrates how to live life to the fullest, with no excuses. His story includes the battle he faced to overcome losing two limbs during Operation Iraqi Freedom, how mental health and physical fitness was crucial in his recovery, and how fitness is now more than a passion, it’s a lifestyle. A highly sought after public speaker, Galloway travels the country sharing his story, encouraging and motivating others to live with no excuses.
Galloway lead his team to victory on FOX’s hit series American Grit, where teams were tested with various military challenges. He also took third place in Season 20 of ABC’s hit series, Dancing with The Stars. Following his appearance on the November cover of Men’s Health Magazine, he was named the publication’s 2014 Ultimate Guy. Adding to the list, Galloway released his first book a memoir; Living with No Excuses the Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier. A firm believer in giving back to those around him, Galloway created the No Excuses Charitable Fund, which raises money and awareness for organizations that mean the most to him. Like Galloway says and reminds us to live with no excuses.
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