Trucks began to file in on Wednesday, carrying the deconstructed stage that now stands constructed on Pat-Dye field. Jordan-Hare is in the midst of transformation for the Music and Miracles Superfest on Saturday, April 22.
Tomorrow's main event will include performances by Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini, David Ray and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Doors to the event open at 3 p.m., and the first act will take the stage at 4 p.m.
All proceeds from tomorrow's events will go to the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation for cancer research and will help feed the hungry. There are tickets still available for purchase and can be purchased at the event, as well.
This is the second annual Music and Miracles Superfest, and Barclay Smith, director of the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation, said she is expecting it to be just as successful. The first superfest welcomed Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert.
Saturday has much to offer, Smith said. FANfest opens on the Green Space at 11 a.m. and is open to the public. Live music at the FANfest will begin at noon and include performances from Taria, Adley
The concert and its purpose came from Kevin Brown, co-founder of Chicken Salad Chick, who was diagnosed with and passed away from colon cancer before the first concert. Stacy Brown, co-founder and widow to Kevin, told The Plainsman their story here.
"I'm not in the concert business," Smith said. "We're about our mission of fighting cancer and feeding the hungry, but this is such a fun way to do it. We love bringing this party to Auburn."
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Smith said the team has prepared videos and hung the logos up around the stadium to let concert-goers know a bit more about the purpose and mission of the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation. We want everyone to have fun, but in the end, it's about curing cancer, Smith said.
Smith said there will be many special guests attending the concert like, Bruce Pearl, Auburn basketball head coach, who has partnered with Music and Miracles. There will be two families from Camp Smile-A-Mile, attending the concert. There will be a cancer support group of about 20 women traveling from Marrietta, Georgia, to partake in the day's activities as well.
"We went to the Cancer Center of East Alabama Medical Center and took 300 tickets to patients in the infusion room, to the nurses — just the people that are on the front lines," Smith said. "It meant a lot to us at the foundation to be able to do that."
Smith said she hopes people "can get that this is special" and see that it isn't just a concert.
"I hope people realize what a unique community this really is," said Stewart Dill, co-creator of Music and Miracles. "I know you feel it when you are here, but when you travel the country and do a lot of shows you realize how remarkable the Auburn community is."
Dill said the support Auburn has shown the Browns is unmatched.
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