Chris Stapleton's concert on Saturday (April 23rd) at the University of Kentucky’s Kroger Field raised over $1 million dollars for his Outlaw State of Kind Hometown Fund. The sold-out concert was the first at Kroger Field and also featured performances by Willie Nelson & Family, Sheryl Crow and Madeline Edwards.
Chris posted a picture taken from the stage of the audience on social media writing, “Every night we walk on a stage, we do our best to help people forget their troubles or celebrate or remember or hope or heal. Every night we play, a portion of those profits always goes to charity. As a musician I can’t think of a greater honor than reaching a point where we can play a show for 40,000 people and give all of the profits back to a community that has been so unfailingly loyal and supportive. It is a tremendously pure and rewarding moment to get to provide the medicine that is music in that space. I’m grateful to everyone who came to the show and to all of the musicians, managers, agents and crew members that made this moment possible.”
The Hometown Fund is an arm of Chris and his wife Morgane Stapleton's Outlaw State of Kind charitable fund, which supports a variety of causes in their home state of Kentucky.