LADY LAKE, Fla., Aug. 15, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Naomi and Wynonna Judd, the most successful female duo in country music history, will soon take their final Florida bow on The “Last Encore Tour,” as headliners for The Grand Oaks Festival featuring The Judds, Saturday, October 15. The concert will benefit the Alliance Healthcare Foundation.
“Tickets are now on sale for the festival which will be held at The Grand Oaks Resort, a 400-acre premier equine-inspired resort located at 3000 Marion County Rd. in Weirsdale, between Orlando and Ocala just off US Hwy. 441/27,” said Ted Williams, Vice President of the Alliance Healthcare Foundation, a not-for-profit Foundation which provides philanthropic support for Leesburg Regional Medical Center and The Villages Health System.
Visit The Grand Oaks website at www.thegrandoaks.com for tickets, information and directions to the resort. Admission starts at $35 for lawn seating, $60 for general admission seating and $125 for preferred seating. All major credit cards are accepted. Gates open the day of the event at 10 a.m. and The Judds are scheduled to perform at 3 p.m.
Admission to the festival will include The Judds and other entertainment and events including opening acts Rob Nichols, Norman Lee, The Calhouns and Donna Moore
Naomi and Wynonna, who have won over 60 industry awards – including five Grammy Awards – will sing classic breakout hits including “Mama, He’s Crazy,” “Why Not Me,” “Love Can Build a Bridge,” “Girls Night Out,” and “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days).” Wynonna will also perform some of her biggest hits.
Mother and daughter enjoyed an astounding run of 14 number one singles from 1984 to 1989, ranking them as one of the most popular country acts of the ’80s – a legacy which endures, today.
After winning the CMA’s Vocal Group/Duo of the Year Award every year from 1985 to 1991, Naomi and Wynonna were forced to split when Naomi was diagnosed with a chronic illness that nearly took her life and led to her retirement from touring with her daughter. Through the years, her condition has improved and she’s been able to reunite with her daughter on occasion. Today, Naomi says, “I am the healthiest, happiest and most fit I’ve ever been.”
The Last Encore Tour kicked off in November 2010.
About The Alliance Healthcare Foundation:
The Alliance Healthcare Foundation (http://cfhalliance.org/giving_overview.htm) is a not-for-profit Foundation which provides philanthropic support for Leesburg Regional Medical Center and The Villages Health System. Our mission is to enhance the quality of healthcare in the communities we serve by securing financial support and enlisting people to make a commitment to our hospitals as their primary hospitals of choice. We are committed to building community awareness through leadership and donor engagement.
No celebrity endorsement claimed or implied.
News Source: Alliance Healthcare Foundation