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Rodney Atkins added to DPAO series as 4th concert

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Country singer Rodney Atkins has been added to the DPAO/Toyota/Car Freshner Summer Concert Series.

Mr. Atkins, along with an opening act yet to be determined, will perform at 7 p.m. June 23 at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds Arena. Tickets for the concert, along with the three other summer concerts — Jack Hanna’s “Into the Wild Live,” on May 25, George Jones’s “Farewell Tour” on Aug. 3 and KC and the Sunshine Band with the Village People on Aug. 9. — go on sale at 8 a.m. April 19.

All concerts are at the fairgrounds arena.

Mr. Atkins, a Tennessee native, had six number one hits from his first three albums. Those hits include “Watching You” and “These Are My People” to his most recent smashes, “Take a Back Road,” and “Farmer’s Daughter.” He has sold more than 4 million singles in the past five years.

Mr. Atkins has received six nominations from the Academy of Country Music and two from the Country Music Association, winning top new male vocalist from the Academy in 2006.

Those who want season tickets may make reservations before individual concert tickets go on sale April 19. People may become a season ticket holder by purchasing a minimum of two top-priced reserved tickets to each concert for a total of $176 per person for the season.

For more information or to reserve season tickets, call DPAO at 782-0044 or visit its website at www.dpao.org.

Ticket prices are $28 and $23 reserved and $19 general admission for the Jack Hanna program; $45 and $39 reserved and $35 general admission for Mr. Atkins’s concert; $49 and $45 reserved and $39 general admission for the George Jones concert and $54 and $48 reserved and $44 general admission for KC & the Sunshine Band with the Village People.

General admission tickets also will be available at most Kinney Drugs store locations and Price Chopper supermarkets.

Proceeds from the Summer Concert Series will benefit the programs and services that DPAO provides to more than 500 developmentally disabled children, adults and their families in Jefferson and Lewis counties.

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