MIDDLEBURG, VA --(Marketwired - February 15, 2014) - Anthony Kearns, world-renowned tenor and founding member of The Irish Tenors, will perform during a reception and tribute to U.S. military and their families on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Va. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and benefit two leading charitable organizations for America's wounded military service members, veterans and their families -- Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness and the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes. Mr. Kearns will perform at approximately 6:30 p.m.
"We're very grateful that Salamander Resort & Spa has chosen to support the Coalition through this important event," said David Walker, president and CEO of the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes. "I've attended several functions at which Mr. Kearns has performed, and he is truly magnificent. This is going to be an inspiring evening of song and patriotism."
"We're honored to have the incredibly gifted Mr. Kearns perform at this very special event to support our mission of helping military members and their families," said Ken Falke, Founder of Boulder Crest Retreat. "We look forward to an evening of extraordinary entertainment, music, and food at this beautiful new resort."
The "Evening of Music to Celebrate the Irish Season and Benefit Military Charities" will take place in the Middleburg Ballroom of the Salamander Resort and feature two sets of songs by Mr. Kearns with hors d'oeuvres and open bar. Tickets for the general reception and performance are $100 per individual / $175 per couple. There also will be a VIP meet and greet opportunity at 8 p.m. with specialty cordials and desserts by pastry chef Jason Reaves, winner of the Food Network's Cake Challenge. Sponsorship opportunities and exclusive (one and two night) overnight packages (inclusive of tickets and breakfast) are available.
Boulder Crest Retreat in Bluemont, Va., is a 37-acre rural retreat that provides free accommodations and recreational and therapeutic activities and programs to help wounded military service members, veterans and their families reconnect and recover. The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes provides financial assistance and programs to wounded military members and veterans that includes emergency financial assistance and national employment resources.
"Anthony Kearns is delighted to lend his powerful voice to support two outstanding veterans' organizations at the first-ever charity benefit held at Salamander Resort & Spa -- one of the area's most exciting resorts," said Kirsten Fedewa, Kearns' publicist. Kearns, who has a robust international solo career, has become a favorite among the U.S. military and military service organizations. Last year, he performed as the guest of General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in tribute to Medal of Honor recipients and at the World War II Memorial to honor the nation's "Greatest Generation." Mr. Kearns will be accompanied by Patrick Healy, who performs with the English National Opera.
For more information about and to purchase tickets to the event, please go to http://bit.ly/1ieU6nh. Proceeds from the event will benefit the two 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
BOULDER CREST RETREAT: Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness is a rural sanctuary that provides free accommodations, recreational and therapeutic activities and programs to help our nation's military and veteran personnel and their families recover and reconnect during their long journey of healing from physical and invisible wounds of war. The 37-acre retreat is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bluemont, Virginia, just 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. The retreat is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is entirely funded through private donations from individuals, foundations and corporations. For more information about Boulder Crest Retreat please visit http://www.bouldercrestretreat.org.
THE COALITION TO SALUTE AMERICA'S HEROES: The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, based in Leesburg, Virginia, has provided an invaluable lifeline to thousands of America's wounded veterans since its establishment in 2004. The Coalition is distinguished from other veteran-focused organizations by its direct financial assistance to America's wounded heroes. Its Emergency Financial Aid program has stopped foreclosure proceedings on veterans' homes and kept their vehicles from being repossessed. The organization regularly provides gift checks to cover meals, medical and utility bills, clothing, car repairs and even baby diapers. To learn how you can support its mission, visit http://www.saluteheroes.org.
ANTHONY KEARNS: Anthony Kearns first took the American television audience by storm in 1999 as the youngest member of The Irish Tenors, with whom he has five PBS Specials and 10 CDs, many of which have achieved gold, platinum and double platinum status. His solo career includes concerts, high-profile celebrity engagements, major television appearances, operas, and collaborations with some of the world's most renowned orchestras. His solo album, "With a Song in My Heart," was released last fall. Among his achievements, he has had the honor to perform for three U.S. Presidents. www.anthonykearnsmusic.com
SALAMANDER RESORT & SPA: Salamander Resort & Spa is a 168-room luxury resort set on 340 acres amid Virginia's famed horse country and lush vineyards. Located in Middleburg, Virginia, it opened in August 2013 and is owned by Dr. Sheila C. Johnson, founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts. The resort also features a luxurious spa, Virginia Piedmont-inspired dining overseen by award-winning D.C. Chef Todd Gray, a cooking studio, fine wine bar, and more. www.salamanderresort.com.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Boulder Crest Retreat
email: firstname.lastname@example.orgDavid WalkerCoalition to Salute America's Heroes
email: email@example.comKirsten Fedewa
Tenor Anthony Kearns
Source: Boulder Crest for Military & Veteran Wellness