The Zac Brown Band has teamed up with Minot's Hope Village to raise money for the village's mission of providing $3.2 million in volunteer labor to flooded valley residents this summer.
Hope Village is taking silent auction bids on two tickets to the Zac Brown Band performance at the North Dakota State Fair July 21, which includes an opportunity to meet the band during a meal prior to the show.
People can bid on the tickets and "Eat & Greet" through email or at "An Evening of Hope" being held Wednesday at Hope Village. The open house will offer the community a firsthand look at how the village is helping volunteers rebuild Minot. Case workers with Resources Agencies Flood Team will be available to visit with flood-impacted residents who have questions or need assistance.
The open house runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Hope Village is located west of Walmart on 37th Avenue Southwest, behind Our Savior Lutheran Church. There will be tours and refreshments.
The email bidding on the tickets has already begun, starting at $20. People can submit bids to zacbrown
firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope Village will be listing and periodically updating the high bid on its website at (www.hopevillagend.org). New bids are being accepted in at least $1 increments. People should include their full names and phone numbers with their bids.
The auction will close at 9 a.m. on Thursday.
In case of a tie bid at the close of the auction, the first bid with that amount will be determined the winner. The time stamp from the incoming email will be used, or the high bid from "An Evening of Hope."
Should circumstances require that the Zac Brown Band be forced to cancel its performance, the auction winner may opt to receive a refund or donate the winning bid to Hope Village.
The Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band is known for its musicianship and dynamic live shows. The band's second major label studio album, "You Get What You Give," debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart upon its release in 2010. The band's earlier hits included "Chicken Fried" and "Free."
Although a country band, the group's music appeals to lovers of bluegrass, jam bands, reggae and other music types. The band has performed with Kid Rock, the Dave Matthews Band and Kenny Chesney.