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Trace Adkins To Headline Evening Of Stars

Trace Adkins singing
Laura Roberts
Artist Trace Adkins will give a talk and a live performance.

Country music star Trace Adkins will headline the Red Cross Evening of Stars in Normal this spring.

The American Red Cross of Central and Southern Illinois has announced the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Uptown Normal will host the 27th annual event on Wednesday, April 29, at 7 p.m.

Adkins will give a talk and a live performance.

“We are excited to have a country music legend join us this year,” said Evening of Stars chair Wendy Wilber. “Trace Adkins has an interesting and colorful story and guests will enjoy his music and his big personality.”

Adkins raised $1.5 million for the American Red Cross when he won NBC’s "The All-Star Apprentice" in 2013, a record amount for the show.

“Trace Adkins has been a big supporter of the American Red Cross and we are thrilled to have him as our guest for Evening of Stars. It’s exciting to add him to the spectacular list of stars who have been a part of Evening of Stars over the past 26 years,” said Lyn Hruska, CEO for the American Red Cross Central and Southern Illinois Region. “The funds raised from Evening of Stars are critical to our mission delivery, and we look forward to a fun night with Trace Adkins.”

Known for his distinctive bass-baritone voice, Adkins’ hits include (This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing, Ladies Love Country Boys and You’re Gonna Miss This. Adkins has also made several music and television appearances, including in The Lincoln Lawyer, Mom’s Night Out and I Can Only Imagine.

Tickets cost $200 and are available at online at redcross.org or by calling the American Red Cross at (309) 253-8572.

The Red Cross is selling VIP tickets for people to meet Adkins before the event.

Evening of Stars is the largest fundraiser for the Red Cross of Central Illinois.

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Eric Stock is the News Director at WGLT. You can contact Eric at ejstoc1@ilstu.edu.
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