Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) December 09, 2013
Ben Gallaher will perform at the opening of the 98th Annual Pennsylvania Farm Show on Friday, January 3, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the large arena with a free concert to the public sponsored by The Patriot-News and PennLive.
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, but a native of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, Gallaher is on his second tour titled Full Speed Ahead (#FSAtour). "We are so excited to be performing at such an iconic venue. I have great childhood memories of drinking milk shakes at the Farm Show food court and eating potato donuts. We loved the animals and talking to all the kids who raise them. I couldn’t be prouder to be invited to perform in my home state at the largest indoor agricultural show in the United States! What an honor."
"The Pennsylvania Farm Show is a celebration of our state’s number one industry—agriculture. The show pays homage to the men and women who grow our food, fiber, and fuel while also recognizing the deep-rooted traditions that are part of rural life," said Patrick Kerwin, executive director of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. "We are honored to host Ben Gallaher, a Pennsylvania native and country music artist, during a free concert, which will serve as an appropriate opening to this 98th celebration."
Gallaher, a senior at Belmont University in Nashville, brings a contagious country energy to the stage with a flair for connecting with his audience. "When we were seeking artists, we felt a country singer like Ben was the perfect choice. His style and story are what attracted us to him. To have a Pennsylvania artist, with such a big Pennsylvania fan base, perform at the Farm Show is the meaning of #PAPreferred! We look forward to a special performance," says Morgan Hollinger, Event and Audience Promotions Manager, PA Media Group.
The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the country—an annual celebration of agriculture from January 4-11, 2014. There are nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits, and 300 commercial exhibits. Pennsylvania farmers and agribusiness are the leading economic drivers in the state.