NEW ORLEANS, LA – In a city famous for live music, Kenny Chesney and band took the stage last night at the House of Blues in New Orleans to wrap up the 3rd Annual “Amazing Race” Charity Event. The race is a signature event of the Brees Dream Foundation, which was founded by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and wife Brittany. This year, the event partnered with the Just Keep Livin Foundation, founded by Matthew McConaughey and fiancée Camila Alves.
Of the show Chesney said, “We’ve been in tour rehearsals for weeks now so it was great for us to get on stage and feel the energy and feedback from the crowd. Tonight was all about playing music to help celebrate this great event. People in this town love music and helping out their neighbor and I was glad to be a part of it.”
The intimate setting of the House of Blues allowed for some very special moments. A one of kind auction item allowing the highest bidder to sing on stage with Kenny raised $10,000. The two sang his # 1 hit, “Somewhere With You.” The night ended with Drew Brees and Matthew McConaughey uniting with Chesney on stage for an encore performance of Chesney’s gridiron anthem, “Boys of Fall.” “Kenny has been a dear friend and always expressed interest in working with the foundation. This is such a wonderful way to end the race and his support means the world to us,” said Brees and McConaughey.
With the ‘Brothers of the Sun’ Tour kick off only three weeks away, it’s back to rehearsals for Chesney and crew. The all stadium, 20 + city tour with longtime friend Tim McGraw, begins in Tampa, FL on June 2. In addition, Chesney’s highly anticipated 13th studio album, ‘Welcome to the Fishbowl’, is available June 19.
The Brees Foundation and the Just Keep Livin’ Foundations partnered for the 3rd Annual “Amazing Race” which provides after school fitness and wellness programs in the New Orleans area. All proceeds from the event will benefit the charities as well as go towards providing care, education and opportunities for children and families in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast.
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About Brees Dream
The Brees Dream Foundation was founded in 2003 with a mission to advance research in the fight against Cancer and provide care, education and opportunities for children and families in need.
Brittany and Drew Brees and the Brees Dream Foundation have collectively committed and/or contributed more than $11,000,000 to charitable causes and academic institutions in the New Orleans, San Diego and West Lafayette/Purdue communities.
About jk livin foundation
Founded by Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves and in keeping with the mindset and goals of j.k. livin, the foundation has set up after-school fitness and wellness programs in inner-city, public schools where students might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn about the body and mind connection.
The fitness and wellness programs are voluntary, not for credit, free, fun, and teaching students to help themselves. The program is a positive place where kids can learn and improve responsibility, self-esteem, accountability and commitment. Participating students will have a safe place to overcome their fears and improve their lives with fitness coaches and health experts.
The Brees Dream Foundation and just keep livin foundation are registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. Web addresses: www.drewbrees.com
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