NORMAL, Ill. – The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, have partnered with the Hudson Firefighters Association to host a Brushville concert on September 20 at the Corn Crib. The concert is a benefit for former firefighter Chris Brown. Brown passed away in March of 2013, from injuries sustained in a line of duty accident. He is survived by his wife and two children.

The gates for the concert will open at 5 p.m. with Marc Boon and The Unknown Legends taking the stage at 6 p.m. and Brushville will take at the stage at 8 p.m. Tickets for the concert will be $15.00 with a portion of each ticket going to support the families of firefighters lost in the line of duty. Tickets can be purchased by calling (309) 454-2255 or online at Parking at the Corn Crib will be $5.00

“The Hudson Fire Department is proud to continue supporting the Chris Brown Tribute and to partner with the Corn Crib this year for this now annual event,” said Capt. Shane Hill, Hudson Fire Department Public Affairs Officer. “We look forward to paying it forward with all of our local partners and supporters, as a continual example of the service that Chris has left as his legacy.”

Brown was a three year member of Hudson Fire Department and was a firefighter with the City of Bloomington Fire Department for 12 years.

“We are truly honored to be tied in with an event like this for such a great cause,” said Kirk Ellis, lead guitarist for Brushville.

Brushville is a local up and coming country rock band that blends five musicians together for a one of a kind show. They have shared the stage with some of country music’s big stars including: Alan Jackson, Brad Paisely, Jake Owen, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and Justin Moore. Their debut album was just released and is available in stores now.

“We hope that this event will be a seed for an endowment in Chris’ name for all local first responders and emergency workers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their community,” said Hill.

THE NIBLET:  Mini-Plan Packages for the 2014 season are currently on sale!  To purchase Mini-Plan Package tickets, or for more information, please contact the CornBelters today at (309) 454-2255 (BALL) or stop by The Mid-Illini Credit Union Box Office at The Corn Crib during normal business hours.