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The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Join Country Star Collin Raye to Pay Tribute to the Rhinestone Cowboy, Glen Campbell, at Fraze Pavilion on August 18



CONTACT: ANGELA WHITEHEAD
Communications & Media Manager

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
Phone 937-224-3521 x1138
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DAYTON, OH (August 1, 2016) – On Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 8 p.m. at the Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, OH, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO) will join country star Collin Raye to pay tribute to the one and only Rhinestone Cowboy, Mr. Glen Campbell. Collin Raye and the Dayton Philharmonic, under the direction of Conductor Patrick Reynolds, will honor the incredible, timeless music of Mr. Glen Campbell and songwriter Jimmy Webb. Collin Raye, who charted 24 Top Five hits on the country charts through the 1990s, will pay homage to Mr. Campbell, bringing many of his classic hits to life under the stars on the Fraze Pavilion stage.  The DPO and Raye will be joined by special guest Ms. Debby Campbell, daughter of Glen Campbell. 

This concert is being presented by Celebrity Concert for Charity (CCFC), a local organization that uses the power of concerts at the Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, Ohio to raise monies towards a cure for Cystic Fibrosis and to provide aid to foundations fighting to find cures for other debilitating diseases.  CCFC sponsors for this concert are Dayton Area Toyota Dealers, Fricker’s, and Walnut Creek Campus.

“In 1998, I was thrilled to be asked to give Glen the Pioneer Award at the ACM awards on national television,” said Collin Raye. “I’m not sure any musician had more impact on my life and musical dreams than Glen Campbell. And I’m thrilled to work with conductor Patrick Reynolds and members of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.”

Glen Campbell’s musical and entertainment lifetime, covering over five decades, is unmatched for its prolific breadth, popular appeal, and musical accomplishment and achievement. His biggest run of hits put him in the pop elite of the late 60s and early 70s, erasing the line between pop and country and helping pave the way for generations of others. In total, Campbell scored with 21 Top 40 hits with two hitting No. 1, six Top 20 albums including chart-topper Wichita Lineman, 27 country Top 10 singles spanning 22 years, and nine country No. 1 albums. You could well call him the first ever “countrypolitan” star, although the sharecropper’s son from Delight, Arkansas, never lost any of the pure country in his soul.

A true hit maker of the 1990s, Collin Raye continues to crank out soulful, heartfelt material with the honesty and richness that is signature to his vocals alone. Collin Raye is nothing if not passionate. His soulful delivery has set country standards in such searing ballads as “Love, Me,” “In This Life,” “Not That Different” and “If I Were You”. Always an energizing showman, he has also blazed through such vivid rockers as “My Kind of Girl,” “That’s My Story,” “I Can Still Feel You” and “I Want You Bad.” With 24 top ten records, 16 No. 1 hits, and having been a 10-time male vocalist of the year nominee (5 CMA and 5 ACM), this truly electrifying performer of his era remains one of the great voices of our time.

Over the last two decades, Collin Raye has consistently used his stardom to advance social causes. One cause very close to Raye’s heart is the Alzheimer’s Foundation.  Mr. Glen Campbell currently suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and resides in a long-term Alzheimer care facility.  Collin Raye’s mother also suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, struggling for eight years with this debilitating disease before passing away this past April.

Celebrity Concert for Charity (CCFC) is currently in its19th year of raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis research and has organized this special concert for the Dayton region.  However, this year, to honor the struggles of both Glen Campbell and Collin Raye’s mother, CCFC has added the Alzheimer’s Association of Dayton as a beneficiary of this event. “We are honored to share a portion of our financial success from this show with the Alzheimer’s Association of Dayton,” said John Condit, founding member of Celebrity Concerts for Charity. “It’s such a natural thing to do in light of Mr. Campbell’s challenges and with Collin’s mother having struggled with this disease for so long before her passing this spring.”

Collin Raye introduced this special musical tribute to Glen Campbell in 2014 at the historic Franklin Theatre outside Nashville, KY, and Glen’s daughter Debby Campbell was there to perform. “No one can sing a song like my dad, but Collin’s live performance is amazing,” said Debby Campbell. “I love that Dad’s music lives on through other great artists!”

Raye’s first 2014 performance of this concert coincided with his release of Still on the Line, his tribute album to Mr. Campbell’s greatest hits, including, “Gentle on My Mind,” “Galveston,” “Country Boy,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Southern Nights,” “True Grit,” “Try a Little Kindness,” “Rhinestone Cowboy,” and many more classic Campbell smashes. In addition to Campbell’s music, performed by Raye and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Raye will perform a few of his own original hits, and show organizers promise some surprises throughout the evening, including video flashbacks of  Glen Campbell’s successful career.

Tickets for this performance can be purchased by visiting the Fraze Pavilion Ticket Office, Fraze FanFare Store, located in Town & Country Shopping Center in Kettering, OH.  Tickets can also be purchased by visiting www.fraze.com, www.etix.com or Charge-by-Phone at 1-800-514-3849.  More information on this performance can also be found at www.daytonperformingarts.org.


About the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence.  Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance also receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents.  The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is proud to be one of five performing arts organizations in the country selected to receive a three-year "Music Alive" grant from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras.
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