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Country recording artist Mark Wills is looking forward to performing a small-venue show in Elizabethtown to help victims of domestic violence.
He’ll put on an acoustic concert Saturday, March 2, at the Historic State Theater to raise money for SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program.
“Mark is well-known for his support of our troops, which we felt made him a good fit for our community,” said Melanie Parker of SpringHaven. “We know he will put on a great show and if we can provide a good time while raising money and awareness about Springhaven, why not?”
All proceeds from the concert will go directly to SpringHaven, Parker said.
Wills’ most popular songs include “19 Somethin’,” “Jacob’s Ladder” and “Don’t Laugh at Me.”
He said he’ll play all his hits, and before it’s over, he hopes to make everyone at the show feel like they are at home.
“I always try to let the audience have fun and become part of the show,” he said.
Wills prefers smaller settings such as the State Theater to larger crowds.
“I like the smaller venue because it gives me a chance to look into people’s faces and have a more personal experience with them,” Wills said.
This genre of music is personal to Wills.
“Country music has told the history of our country and it represents the thoughts and feelings of my friends and family,” he said.
It’s through his music he feels he is able to help listeners get through a “rough patch” in their lives.
“I am honored to be able to use my God-given talent to be part of this event and bring attention to the issue of domestic violence,” Wills said.
To improve the lives of children, these issues need to be addressed, he said.
“The problem is complicated and involves many factors,” he said. “I hope that this benefit will give the organization the financial resources and the public attention to help people who are struggling with these types of challenges.”
Tickets are $20 for general admission and $25 for preferred seating. The Brian Young Band opens the show, which starts at 7 p.m. For tickets or more information, call (270) 234-8258.
Becca Owsley can be reached at (270) 505-1741 or email@example.com.