BEAVER, WV (WOAY) – The Friends of Charity Auto Fair (FOCAF) is excited to welcome GRAMMY, CMA and ACM nominated country music star Josh Turner as the headline act for this year’s auto fair. Turner is best known for his Platinum-selling debut “Long Black Train” as well as country music hits like “Your Man,” “Hometown Girl,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance” and “Would You Go With Me.”
Turner is one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry. He was inducted into the Opry more than 10 years ago, and he recently appeared in his 150th performance on the famed Opry stage.
Tickets to this year’s Friends of Charity Auto Fair concert will be sold separately this year. Tickets are $32 per person and include entry to the auto fair on Saturday after 5 p.m., or for just $5 more, attendees can get an all-day Saturday pass as well as a concert ticket. Tickets are on sale now at www.WVAutoFair.com
With Turner’s newest project, “I Serve A Savior” debuting at No. 1 on Nielsen’s Top Current Country Albums Chart and No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart and Billboard’s Top Christian Albums Chart, Turner adds an exciting new dimension to his already substantial career. The “musically brilliant” (Worship Magazine) album remained Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart for 17 consecutive weeks.
“I Serve A Savior” is a thoughtful gospel collection that finds Turner’s rich, distinctive baritone voice paired with timeless classics including “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Great Is Your Faithfulness,” as well as introducing originals including the title track, “I Serve A Savior,” and “The River (of Happiness),” written by his wife, Jennifer, and their eldest son, Hampton.
“Our goal is to bring high-quality entertainment to the area and help raise money, not only for our organization, but for Brian’s Safehouse as well,” HSWV Director of Public Relations Christopher Clay said. “The first thing people are going to notice is the concert is not included with the price of admission this year. An act like Josh Turner is difficult to secure, and the additional revenue from concert ticket sales helps us raise money for the non-profits and provide this event to our community.”
The price of admission to the auto fair itself will remain the same in 2020 with a Friday pass costing $5 and a Saturday pass $10. Those standard passes do not include entry to the concert. Prepaid auto fair tickets are available online for a discounted price of $10 for the entire weekend.
The Friends of Charity Auto Fair is a fundraiser for Hospice of Southern West Virginia, which serves terminally ill patients in Raleigh, Fayette, Summers and Wyoming counties, and Brian’s Safehouse, which is a twelve-month inpatient recovery center helping individuals fighting addiction through a faith-based program.
More details on this year’s concert and Auto Fair can be found at www.WVAutoFair.com