Custom-Built Motorcycle from Bourget’s Bike Works, Valued at $80,000,
Raffle Draw and an Evening to Benefit Children’s Charities
Tickets Go on Sale via Ticketmaster and Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi on October 9
Biloxi, MS (October 8, 2009) – Grammy®-nominated, multi-platinum Mississippi rockers 3 Doors Down will return to their home state in a concert benefiting Gulf Coast children’s charities. The Better Life Foundation Presents 3 Doors Down & Friends, the sixth annual concert and silent auction for their Mobile, AL-based charity, will take place at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi on
December 5. The evening, benefiting The Better Life Foundation which supports children’s charities, is sponsored by the Mississippi Army National Guard, includes special performances by 3 Doors Down, Aaron Lewis (lead vocalist and guitarist of the multi-platinum rock band Staind), Mobile-based Top Of The Orange, and other guests to be announced.
General admission ($75) and VIP balcony tickets ($199, includes food and bar) go on sale October 9 through Ticketmaster and the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi box office. Raffle tickets are currently available for an $80,000 “Citizen Soldier II” motorcycle custom-built by Bourget’s Bike Works. Raffle tickets are $10 and can be purchased through The Better Life Foundation and 3 Doors Down websites (buyers do not need to be present at the event to win). For more information or VIP tickets please call 251-586-2208 or visit www.TheBetterLifeFoundation.org.
At the event, doors open at 5:00 p.m., with the motorcycle drawing at 5:30p.m and the performances begin at 6pm. A silent auction will take place earlier in the day, from 2:00-4:45 p.m. in the foyer of the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel. The 2008 Better Life Foundation event was a huge success, raising over $250,000.
In 2003, the community-minded band chose to begin giving back to their beloved Mississippi by starting their own charity, The Better Life Foundation, a 501(c)(3) federally tax exempt non-profit organization. Named after their first album, they had a goal in mind: To give every child a chance at ‘The Better Life.’ Since its inception TBLF has gone on to support numerous charities nationwide, as well as providing aid and assistance to the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi during Hurricane Katrina. Recently TBLF made a sizable donation to the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. For more information, visit www.TheBetterLifeFoundation.org.
Since forming in 1995, the Mississippi rock quintet 3 Doors Down has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide and become a multi-platinum selling, “thoroughly modern American band,” according to Billboard Magazine. Their first album, 2000’s The Better Life, sold 6 million units, with their 2002 follow-up, Away From The Sun, selling 4 million and generating six #1 hits, along with multiple Billboard and other awards. The band’s 2005 release, Seventeen Days, was their first to debut #1 on Billboard’s Top Albums chart. The current album, 3 Doors Down, is their second studio album to debut at #1 (as well as their fourth album to reach the Top Ten), and includes the #1 Top 40 and #1 Mainstream Rock track “It’s Not My Time.” 3 Doors Down is lead singer/songwriter Brad Arnold, lead guitarist Matt Roberts, rhythm guitarist Chris Henderson, bassist Todd Harrell and drummer Greg Upchurch.
For more information on 3 Doors Down visit www.3doorsdown.com