Alan Jackson In Free Concert In Earthquake-Hit Mineral

Town at epicenter of August earthquake to host Grammy-winning county artist

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    NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 10: Singer/Songwriter Alan Jackson performs during CMA Music Festival Day 1 at LP Field on June 10, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

    Country music artist Alan Jackson will perform at a free concert in Mineral Sunday evening.

    The Louisa County town, which was at the epicenter of a 5.8-magnitude earthquake this past August 23, won the right to stage the concert back in October via an online competition sponsored by the website eventful.com. The town of just over 400 people received over 31,000 votes.

    Jackson, who has won two Grammy Awards and 17 Academy of Country Music Awards, will perform in the parking lot of Louisa County High School. The concert is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m., with Jackson scheduled to take the stage at 8:00 p.m. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and concert-goers are advised to arrive early. 

    Parking will be available at Walton Park, the Mineral Baptist Church, The Farmer's Market, and the Mineral Fire Hall. Shuttles will bring concert-goers to the show from Millers Market and the Fire Hall.

    During the show, funds will be raised for the Louisa Education Foundation, which is aiding the county's public schools in their ongoing rebuilding efforts.