LEWISBURG — America’s Got Talent winner Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. and The State Fair of West Virginia have announced a buy one ticket, get one free promotion for Murphy’s August 12th fair concert, helping replenish state food banks that saw their stock wiped out after massive statewide power outages June 29th that left over a third of West Virginia without electricity.
Fans of the chart-topping crooner from Logan can purchase one Landau ticket and receive a second free ticket for his State Fair of West Virginia appearance by donating five or more non-perishable food items, which will be distributed to area food banks. Landau’s State Fair concert is sponsored by the West Virginia Lottery.
“After the late June storm, we realized we had a golden opportunity to help the people of our state get back on their feet, and cheer them up at the same time, and Landau is the perfect partner. He is deeply committed to the people of West Virginia,” said State Fair of West Virginia Chief Executive Officer Marlene Jolliffe.
The “Landau Buy One Get One Free” promotion runs Wednesday, July 25th through the day of the show. Landau, who was homeless at one point in his life and washed cars for a living before winning a million dollars, a recording contract and a headlining stint at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
“I know what it’s like to be hungry and hurting like a lot of my fellow Mountaineers after that storm,” said Landau. “My family lost our power too, and everything in our fridge. And we know it was a whole lot worse for other people. Now, here’s a chance for all of us in West Virginia to help one another, and it’s simple to do. Just bring five or more cans of food or other non-perishable food items to the State Fair Box Office, buy one ticket to my concert and you’ll get one free. And I promise my big band and I will give you an incredible show that you’ll never forget!”
The August 12th Landau State Fair of West Virginia performance, sponsored by the WV Lottery, follows Murphy’s long string of sold out concerts across the USA, including recent appearances at the California State Fair and co-headlining with the legendary Temptations in Detroit. Landau’s debut CD “That’s Life” debuted in the Top 40, and stayed at No. 1 on the Billboard Jazz charts for several weeks. Landau’s big band is made up of top Mountain State musicians, who will perform a special version of “Country Roads, Take Me Home” retitled “Funky Roads” as part of their State Fair of West Virginia appearance.
“Landau’s West Virginia concerts have all been selling out, so this is a golden opportunity to experience the Landau show at a terrific low price and help a great cause,” said Burke Allen, Landau’s co-manager. “With your food donation, you can get two grandstand tickets for just $12 or $18 for a pair track seats; that’s an unbelievable low price for a show this big!”
Take advantage of the Landau Buy One Get One Free offer while supplies last by bringing your non-perishable food item to the State Fair box office in Fairlea from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information or if any questions, call 304-645-1090.
The 2012 State Fair is themed “Memories that grow…year after year.” and is scheduled August 10-18. The State Fair of West Virginia, with a $13.8 million dollar economic impact on the state of West Virginia, is a 501© 3 non-profit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.