Heart of Missouri Concert

One of life’s little treats has been getting involved with the American Heart Association for the upcoming 2009 Heart Ball in Jefferson City, Missouri.  It’s amazing how many folks donate their time, putting quite the effort into raising money for this organization.

For the past several weeks I’ve been working on the Heart of Missouri Concert – a night filed with music and fun. The concert will be at the Richardson Auditorium at Lincoln’s University campus on January 29th at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $15 each and all proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association’s research and education programs.

Big Smith along with the Falling Martins promise to put on a great show. So pack up the kids, Grandparents and anyone else you can find and come joins us for some great entertainment, all while helping the American Heart Association put a stop to the number one killer of men and women – heart disease.

If you’d like tickets, contact me.  I’d be glad to help you out or you can stop by any Central Bank location and pick them up.

American Heart Association to Host “St. Mary’s Heart of Missouri
Concert”, Raising Funds to Fight Cardiovascular Diseases

Concert to kick-off American Heart Month and to feature well-known bands
“Big Smith” and “Falling Martins”
Please Note: To schedule media interviews, please call 417-551-1645.
January 10, 2009 – In an effort to raise funds and awareness and kick-off American Heart Month in February, the American Heart Association will host the St. Mary’s Heart of Missouri Concert on Thursday, January 29 at 7 p.m. inside Lincoln University’s Richardson Auditorium in Jefferson City, MO. The concert will feature the well-known bands “Big Smith” from the Springfield/Branson area and “Falling Martins” from St. Louis.

All proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association’s research and education related to cardiovascular disease – the number one killer of men and women in the United States each year. Event tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at all Central Bank locations or by calling 573-230-6160. The concert is sponsored by St. Mary’s Health Center, Lincoln University, Central Bank, Farmer’s Title Insurance Company, KOMU-TV, Mid-Missouri CW, Jefferson City Magazine and Zimmer Radio Group.

About Big Smith:
Big Smith is a band from Springfield, MO composed of five cousins. After coming together professionally in the fall of 1996, the band quickly earned a devoted following playing acoustic music that captured the spirit of their native Ozarks. In 2007, music became a full-time profession, as their expanded touring schedule attests. 2008 saw them playing upwards of 110 shows. Still adored in their native Ozarks, years of travel have earned them a place as a Midwest institution. They have made their mark outside the region with several forays to Chicago, Nashville, Austin, Colorado, several tours to the West Coast, and a tour along the Mississippi River from the Twin Cities to New Orleans. They recently enjoyed high-profile opening gigs for Emmylou Harris, Doc Watson, The Avett Brothers and the Del McCoury Band. In the Summer of 2008, they traveled to Europe for the 21st Annual Country Rendezvous Festival in Crappone, France.

About Falling Martins: Based in St. Louis, the Falling Martins are a five-piece rock band with diverse foundations in rock, pop, folk, country, jazz and more. Their lush harmonies, rhythmic and textured guitars, harmonically imaginative keyboards, and flowing and grooving bass, drums and percussion are seamlessly integrated into a cohesive sound that evokes the best of American music. Whether playing their many original songs, or spinning off their tasteful selection of cover songs, the Falling Martins are grabbing the attention of more and more listeners. The band has performed well over 250 live shows since its inception in 2001, solidifying both its experience and chemistry.

About the American Heart Association:
Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association today is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. These diseases, America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, and all other cardiovascular diseases claim nearly 870,000 lives a year. In fiscal year 2007–08 the association invested more than $559 million in research, professional and public education, advocacy and community service programs to help all Americans live longer, healthier lives. To learn more, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit http://www.americanheart.org.

For More Information:
To purchase tickets to the St. Mary’s Heart of Missouri Concert on January 29, the public is encouraged to call 573-230-
6160 or stop by any Central Bank location in Jefferson City, MO.

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