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Amy Grant is coming to Salt Lake City's Abravanel Hall on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at 7 p.m. Grant is the featured performer for the Anne Stirba Cancer Foundation's Second Annual Concert of Hope to Cure.
All proceeds from the event will go to the Huntsman Cancer Institute for breast cancer research.
From the press release:
Concert attendees will be treated to an evening of some of Grant's biggest hits as she performs songs from her extensive repertoire, along with selections from her latest album Somewhere Down The Road, a potent collection that reverberates with messages of resiliency, promise and hope. The new album reflects an accomplished artist at a time of renewed creativity. Every song, including the recent Top 10 radio hit "Better Than A Hallelujah," represents part of Grant's journey as a mother, wife, songwriter and believer. "We are thrilled that Amy Grant accepted our invitation to headline our second annual Concert of Hope to Cure," said Peter Stirba, who founded the Anne Stirba Cancer Foundation in memory of his wife, a Utah state trial court judge and mother to the couple's two daughters, Emily and Melissa. "Amy Grant's particular brand of music is a perfect fit for our goals for this show, which is to lift up this community and provide hope that we can make significant progress toward finding a cure for breast cancer." The benefit concert is the largest of the Foundation's fundraising events, which also includes an annual 5K fun run and golf tournament. The Foundation has partnered with the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and its proceeds support the breast cancer research of Dr. Alana Welm and Dr. Brian Welm. Grant's visit to Salt Lake City comes on the heels of her recent special-guest appearance with husband Vince Gill at superstar James Taylor's 4th of July weekend concerts in Boston. Grant continues to co-headline the successful "2 Friends" Tour with fellow artist and long-time friend Michael W. Smith this fall. Tickets for the Amy Grant concert are on sale now at the venue box office, online at http://www.ArtTix.org, and by phone at (801) 355-ARTS (2787) or (888) 451-ARTS (2787). Ticket prices include the following options:- VIP ($65) includes seating in a special VIP section and a Q&A reception before the concert.- RESERVED SEATING ($40)