To increase fundraising for the Bama Rising tornado relief fund, “BAMA RISING: A Benefit Concert for Alabama Tornado Recovery,” presented by Verizon, an online auction will launch this week featuring several celebrity experiences, event tickets and exclusive items.
Beginning June 7th, fans can bid on meet-and-greets with top artists such as Martina McBride and Alan Jackson. Tickets for the 2012 Super Bowl will also be up for bid, along with much more. The online auction will be held at www.charitybuzz.com/bamarising. It will open at 11 a.m. CST on Tuesday, June 7th and run through 11 a.m. CST on Thursday, June 16th.
In addition to the auction, fans can also donate $10 to the Bama Rising Fund by texting “BAMA” to 501501. Text messaging rates will apply, and the $10 donation will be added to the donor’s cell phone bill.
Confirmed performers for the concert include Alabama, Rodney Atkins, Dierks Bentley, Bo Bice, Luke Bryan, Sheryl Crow, Sara Evans, Taylor Hicks, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Montgomery Gentry, David Nail, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker and Ashton Shepherd. The June 14th benefit concert will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC). VIP tickets are still available through Ticketmaster.