Alan Jackson played a concert at Colorado’s famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre Thursday to raise money for the victims of the wildfires that spread across the state.
“It’s just the saddest thing,” Jackson told the crowd during the concert. “We really appreciate all the great people that have been helping them out here. They sold some of the seats down here on a special deal to try and raise some money to help fight that battle- whoever bought those, that was mighty nice of y’all and I really appreciate it.”
The proceeds that came from the sales of the special front row seats were donated to the Denver Foundation for use by the Colorado Relief Fund. The tickets were released to the public the morning of the show, and thousands of dollars were raised within hours.
Jackson played a charitable concert in May for the victims of an earthquake in Mineral, Va., raising $152,000 with a radio-sponsored contest.
“I’ve played so many shows now for everything you can imagine,” Jackson said. “You walk out on stage in the arenas and all, it gets to be kind of routine. This was a little different. You don’t have to do the same show. You don’t have to go out there and try to be all energetic. Every noe and then it’s god to do a show like that.”