05-01-17 Country music sensation Jake Owen to headline Cattle Barons Ball Sept 9th…

Country music sensation Jake Owen to headline American Cancer Society Cattle Barons Ball Sept.9th

LANCO to open

GREELEY, Colo., (May 1, 2017) – Country music star Jake Owen will headline the American Cancer Society 25th Anniversary Northern Colorado Cattle Barons Ball at the Budweiser Events Center, Saturday, Sept. 9. This year’s theme is Barefoot Blue Jean Night.

Named “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” during the 2012 American Country Awards, Owen’s latest album, American Love, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums last year. LANCO, a modern country band with southern roots, will open for Owen.

The Cattle Barons Ball starts as a private gala held on the floor of the arena from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Doors open to the public for the Jake Owen concert starting at 8 p.m.

Concert only tickets go on sale May 5 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at www.budweisereventscenter.com, the Budweiser Events Center Box office or call 1-877-544-TIXX. For more information on the Cattle Barons Ball event, visit www.CBBNoco.com.

“Cancer touches lives and changes them forever,” said Dana Hamilton, American Cancer Society senior director of major gifts. “Thanks to the Weld County community who started this great event 25 years ago, the Cattle Barons Ball has raised nearly $7 million to support the fight against the disease.”

“So whether you’re coming for the gala event or just the concert performance, we’re inviting everyone to join the effort to raise funds needed for lifesaving research that will prevent cancer, enhance treatment and ultimately eliminate cancer,” said Hamilton.

Owen himself is no stranger to cancer. His father went through a tough battle with the disease, and though he is now cancer-free, the artist says his song, “Everybody Dies Young,” reminds him of that journey. “It rings a bell for anyone whose had someone in their family go through something traumatic and makes you realize how fragile life is,” he told tasteofcountry.com recently.

The Cattle Barons Ball, which has sold out the past several years, celebrates the region’s Western heritage with fine dining, dancing, live and silent actions and the performance by Owen, all while fundraising to help end cancer.

Volunteers and co-chairs of the 25th Anniversary Cattle Barons Ball are Randy and Nicole Watkins, Greeley natives and University of Northern Colorado alumni. Randy lost his mother to lung cancer when he was 20, and they both have many friends and family members who are survivors of the disease.

“The additional seating and pricing opportunities made possible by hosting the event at the Budweiser Events Center will give more people a chance to enjoy a great evening, and take in the sounds of a chart-topping entertainer like Jake Owen,” said Randy Watkins, who is the event co-chair with his wife, Nicole Watkins.

“Almost everyone has been touched by cancer so we all have a stake in finding a cure,” added Nicole. “This year we’re continuing the traditions started 25 years ago, but we’re growing the Cattle Barons Ball to achieve deeper and broader impact in fundraising and awareness. We hope everyone will join us for good time supporting a great cause.”

A total of 35 committee members are joining the Watkins to bring a northern Colorado tradition, and one of the region’s most fun-filled events, to life. Another 100 or more volunteers will come together closer to the event date.

Join the American Cancer Society Cattle Barons Ball event as an honored guest, sponsor, underwriter or volunteer. Contact Dana Hamilton at the local American Cancer Society office: 970-350-5022 or dana.hamilton@cancer.org

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society mission is to “Save Lives, Celebrate Lives & Lead the Fight for a World Without Cancer.” Available to everyone — anytime and anywhere — the American Cancer Society can be reached at 800-227-2345 or cancer.org.