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Wade Bowen and Co. Raise Nearly $250,000 for Charity in One Weekend

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Two weeks ago Wade Bowen hosted his 15th annual “Wade Bowen Classic” and Music Festival. This year a portion of proceeds raised will go directly to the victims of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. And guess what? They raised a lot of proceeds!

On June 2nd and 3rd in his hometown of Waco, Bowen and a record-breaking number of fans, friends and locals raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars.

“I immediately knew that I wanted to raise as much money as I could to help with the community’s rebuilding efforts,” said Bowen.  “I have many fond memories of West.  It was the town in which I had my first real music gig. I even used to work at a family pizza restaurant there and it is the hometown one of my best friends.  My heart goes out to all affected by the explosion and I want nothing more than to help as many as I can through the Bowen Classic this year.”

Since it’s inception, Bowen and The Bowen Family Foundation, have raised close to half a million dollars for various local organizations.

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The all-star concert saw performances from Bowen, Josh Abbott Band, Aaron Watson, Neal McCoy, Cody Canada and Seth James of The Departed, Willy Braun of Reckless Kelly, Charlie Worsham, Josh Weathers, and more. Over 4,000 people showed up for the show.

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