Gloriana to visit Kenan Auditorium

WILMINGTON, NC (WSFX) - The country music trio "Gloriana" will join the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra for the third annual "Chords for a Cause" event at Kenan Auditorium on Saturday, November 5 at 8:00pm.

This year's Chords for a Cause concert will support the Betty H. Cameron Women's and Children's Hospital, and its commitment to bring more smiles to the children and families who come to the hospital for care. The proceeds will allow the hospital to purchase specially-designed teddy bear wagons and colorful duck IV poles that can go with the pediatric patients as they move from their rooms to therapy or the playroom.

Gloriana has a gold certified hit single, "Wild at Heart" and won the fan vote for "Best Breakthrough Artist" in the American Music Awards. Founders, Tom and Mike Gossin attended the University of North Carolina – Wilmington, so the concert is a homecoming for them. They team up with Rachel Reinert to form one of the hottest groups in country music. Gloriana also won the "Nationwide On Your Side" honor at the CMT Awards. Their debut album's success led to two years on the road, during which the band performed in front of millions of fans around the world as Taylor Swift's handpicked opening act on her Fearless Tour. They also opened shows for Jason Aldean, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, and the Zac Brown Band. In 2010, Gloriana won the Academy of Country Music's Award for Top New Vocal Group and were nominated for a Teen Choice Award for "Choice Country Group."

With the support of artists Edwin McCain (2009) and Sister Hazel (2010), "Chords for a Cause" has successfully launched the mobile pediatric intensive care unit and the "Mission Ready" program in Wilmington. Chords for a Cause emerged as an annual event continuing to move and inspire others. The music has created a spark within the community.

For information on getting involved with the cause, click here.

Click here to visit the official Gloriana website.

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