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ELI YOUNG BAND & FRIENDS – A Benefit for The Greater Cleveland Fisher House

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99.5 WGAR, WKYC TV3 & LIVE NATION PRESENT

ELI YOUNG BAND & FRIENDS

A BENEFIT FOR FISHER HOUSE

OCTOBER 12

HARD ROCK ROCKSINO NORTHFIELD PARK

Cleveland, OH – Country music for a cause! 99.5 WGAR, WKYC TV3 and Live Nation have teamed up with the Greater Cleveland Fisher House for a benefit concert featuring 2014 CMA Nominated Vocal Group of the Year, Eli Young Band with special guests Jana Kramer and Canaan Smith.

Tickets are $25 when you purchase them at the Hard Rock Rocksino Box Office. Reserved seat tickets go on sale this Friday September 12th at 10 a.m. A limited number of special VIP Meet and Greet packages with tickets in the first 3 rows will be available for $55, only at Ticketmaster.com. Proceeds from this special concert will benefit the Fisher House.

The Greater Cleveland Fisher House is the Northeast Ohio affiliate of The Fisher House Foundation. Based in Rockville, MD, The Foundation is best known for the network of comfort homes it has built on the grounds of major military hospitals and Veterans Administration medical centers. At this time, there are 62 existing Fisher Houses operating in America; three overseas. Plans are the drawing board for an additional 12 Fisher Houses, including Cleveland.

The Greater Cleveland Fisher House will be a 16,000 square foot home with 16-20 suites and will accommodate up to 42 family members. The house itself will be built on the grounds of The Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in University Circle.

The cost to build The Greater Cleveland Fisher House will total approximately $7 Million. The goal of The Greater Cleveland Fisher House Task Force is to fundraise $3 Million. To date, $1,500,000 has been raised for this initiative, primarily from local veterans’ groups and other small grassroots organizations. Once the $3 Million local goal is reached, The Fisher House Foundation will supply the remainder of the funding and build The Greater Cleveland Fisher House. The targeted time window for groundbreaking is early 2015.

With three No. 1 hits under their belt as well as a Grammy nomination , an Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year for their hit “Crazy Girl” and their recent 2014 CMA Nomination, the Eli Young Band approached their second album, 10,000 Towns, with a sense of confidence and purpose. “We were genuinely excited about making this new record,” says bassist Jon Jones. “People talk about the sophomore record being really tough to make and in a lot of ways this felt like our sophomore record even though it’s technically our fifth record as a band.”   Their current song, DUST, is rapidly the Top 10 on the Country Charts.

On 10,000 Towns, the Eli Young Band delivers a diverse collection of songs that explores the complexities of relationships such as the bluesy cheating song “Revelations” and the heartbreaking “What Does,” a poignant examination of a failed relationship. Yet there are several tunes that just revel in the simple pleasures that bring joy to the journey, among them “Just Add Moonlight” and “Let’s Do Something Tonight.” “A Prayer for the Road” is a tender tribute to the love of their families and the prayerful support that goes with them every mile.