Springfield, Mo., Feb. 15, 2013 — Nine-time Grammy Award-winning performer Sheryl Crow will be returning to the O’Reilly Family Event Center on Wednesday, April 3 to play a special concert for Springfieldian Drew Lewis as a fundraising benefit for Lewis and his continuing fight against colorectal cancer.
Unlike her appearance in the summer of 2011 at the O’Reilly Center, this concert will a very intimate affair, as she will be performing an intimate acoustic set. Sheryl, a Kennett, Mo., native, has family ties to Lewis, and what started out as a few smaller fundraising ideas quickly developed over time into plans to hold this special performance.
Lewis is a 45-year-old Springfield real estate sales professional who has fought a long and courageous battle with colon cancer since being diagnosed in January of 2012. A father of two, Lewis’ plight has received national attention from various websites and media outlets from coast to coast.
Tickets – starting at $49 – will go on sale to the general public for this special evening with Crow on Thursday, February 21 at 10 a.m. They will be available at the O’Reilly Center box office, by calling (417) 873-6389 or by visiting www.drurytickets.com.
There are several events planned around Sheryl Crow’s concert, including a free community fair to raise colorectal cancer awareness on the North Plaza of the O’Reilly Center that evening from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring food and drink from assorted vendors and a live concert.
A live auction will also be held during the show, with several big-ticket items available.
There will be a limited number of VIP Experience tickets available for $250. These tickets will include seating in the first three rows on the floor and admittance to Crow’s sound check session as well as a Meet and Greet with Sheryl that includes food catered by Ristorante Nicola’s.
Sheryl, herself a breast cancer survivor, has garnered nine Grammy Awards and has sold more than 35 million Records worldwide.
Since the release of her seven-times Platinum, Grammy award-winning debut Tuesday Night Music Club, Sheryl Crow has garnered nine Grammys, performed duets with musical luminaries such as Sting and Mick Jagger, released seven studio albums (each charting Top 10, four of them platinum-plus), a quadruple-platinum greatest hits collection and a Christmas album. She has also been nominated for an additional 27 Grammys, her most recent for 2008’s critically acclaimed Detours. Crow launched her very own clothing line, Bootheel Trading Co., is a cancer survivor, has performed for President Obama and is a passionate supporter of a variety of environmental and health-related charities, including the NRDC, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and The World Food Program. Crow has sold more than 35 million records worldwide. Her new single, “Easy” is off her forthcoming Warner Music Nashville release out later this year.
All proceeds from the concert will benefit Lewis and his battle, with all services, facilities and talent donated or otherwise funded through donations.