Zac Brown Band to celebrate Everglades Foundation’s 20th Anniversary at ForEverglades Palm Beach Gala
Palmetto Bay, FL – The Everglades Foundation announced today that Zac Brown Band has graciously agreed to kick off the 20th anniversary of the Foundation by headlining the ninth annual ForEverglades Benefit at the Breakers Palm Beach on Saturday, February 15, 2014.
Zac Brown Band, who have earned three-GRAMMY Awards (including Best New Artist in 2010) are nominated for the 2013 Country Music Awards’ Vocal Group Of The Year and will perform on-air during the broadcast on ABC November 6. With ten #1 hit radio singles, three platinum-selling records and countless dedicated fans, Everglades Foundation supporters will receive an exclusive performance of one of today’s most beloved musicians. Their latest album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and consists of traditional country, Caribbean rhythms, and R&B.
The band is made up of seven members – Zac Brown, Jimmy De Martini, John Driskell Hopkins, Coy Bowles, Chris Fryar, Clay Cook, and Daniel de los Reyes – and joins a diverse lineup of artists who have performed at previous ForEverglades Benefits including Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Dave Matthews, Sting, John Mellencamp, ZZ Top, Gloria Estefan, and Diana Ross.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Zac Brown Band kick off our 20th anniversary celebration,” said Eric Eikenberg, Everglades Foundation CEO. “Restoring and protecting America’s Everglades is very important to all of us and having Zac bring attention to this cause means a lot to the entire organization and its supporters.”
“We are all very excited to have Zac [Brown] and his band joining us this year. He is such a talented musician and gives back a tremendous amount to his community. Zac and his band are sure to ignite the stage and put on an unforgettable performance,” said Mike Ramos, Benefit Co-Chairman.
Tickets for this one-night-only benefit for the Everglades Foundation begin at $1,000 per person and will go directly to support the Everglades Foundation’s critical science and education programs.
About America’s Everglades
More than 7.5 million people rely on America’s Everglades for their drinking water supply. Florida’s agricultural, boating, tourism, real estate, recreational and commercial fishing industries all depend on a healthy Everglades ecosystem, supporting tens of thousands of jobs and contributing billions to our economy. Its waters flow from the Kissimmee River to Lake Okeechobee, along two estuaries, through the central Everglades, into Everglades National Park, and Florida Bay. America’s Everglades brings millions of visitors each year who contribute hundreds of millions of dollars to Florida’s tourism economy.
About the Everglades Foundation
The Everglades Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to protecting and restoring America’s Everglades. Since 1994, the Everglades Foundation has played a leadership role in restoration efforts through the advancement of scientifically sound and achievable solutions. The Foundation provides policymakers and the public with science-based resources to help guide decision-making on complex restoration issues. For more information, please visit www.evergladesfoundation.org.
About Zac Brown Band
Three-time GRAMMY winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band have become one of music’s most heralded acts. Their third studio album ‘Uncaged’ (Atlantic/Southern Ground) debuted at #1 with the band’s best first-week sales of 234K copies and followed the band’s triple-platinum major label debut ‘The Foundation’ (Atlantic Records/Home Grown/Big Picture) and platinum #1 follow-up ‘You Get What You Give’ (Atlantic/Southern Ground). Together these albums have produced a historic series of ten #1 hit singles. Zac Brown Band is represented by ROAR, a Beverly Hills-based talent and brand management company. Additional information can be found at www.zacbrownband.com.
ForEverglades Publicity Contact:
Linda Soper, 612-308-4159, linda (at) lindalanemarketing dot com
Everglades Foundation Media Relations:
Brian Crowley, 561.568.5709, bcrowley (at) immediacypr dot com
Table and Ticket Information:
Debbie Fife or Samantha Miller, 212-245-6570, everglades (at) eventassociatesinc dot com