Boot Scoot Boogie fundraiser to feature country music artist Gary Allan

Gary Allan will be the featured performer at the 24th annual Boot Scoot Boogie. FILE/STAFF

The American Red Cross announced today that its 24th annual Boot Scoot Boogie will feature platinum-selling country music artist Gary Allan and some of his singer-songwriter friends.

 

The Boot Scoot Boogie will be held Feb. 3 at the Columbia County Exhibition Center.

The organization’s largest local fundraiser also features a barbecue dinner and live and silent auctions. About $100,000 was raised for the Augusta chapter of the American Red Cross last year, said executive director Susan Everitt in a news release.

“We’ve always had great support from the community for this event, and with all of the multiple national disasters the Red Cross has responded to this year, the support is critical this year,” Everitt said. “Just since August, the Red Cross, along with community and government partners, has provided 1.3 million overnight stays in emergency shelters. That’s more overnight shelter stays than the past five years combined.”

Allan released his first album, Used Heart for Sale, in 1996 and since then has released eight additional studio albums selling over 7 million albums. He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Live with Kelly and Michael and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Proceeds will go toward providing relief to those affected by disasters in the community, training efforts and other services.

For information or to purchase tickets, call (706) 724-8481 or visit http://www.redcross.org/augusta.

 

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