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Music and Miracles Festival brings big name country stars to Jordan-Hare

Music and Miracles Festival brings big name country stars to Jordan-Hare

On Saturday, April 23rd, Jordan-Hare stadium will host its first-ever concert series featuring country music superstar Kenny Chesney in conjunction with the inaugural Music and Miracles Superfest, created and presented by the founders of the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation.

Six-time Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert, Grammy-nominated newcomer Sam Hunt and hit-writer driven breakout band Old Dominion will join Chesney for this monumental occasion.

“There is something about college football that inspires me,” Chesney says. “There is so much heart, so much dignity to playing for the honor of your school. There are, obviously, a lot of good times and great memories made at the games, and those guys on the teams play all out in ways most people don’t realize. Every time I get to play somewhere with the kind of history Auburn has, it pushes me a little harder to really raise the bar. And the mission and heart behind Music & Miracles raises that bar higher still.”

The mission of the Music & Miracles Superfest is to bring the biggest entertainers in America to one of the most notable venues in the southeast and raise funds for two of the greatest needs of the Auburn community. Proceeds from the concert will be targeted to fighting cancer and feeding the hungry.

Stacy Brown, President and Co-Founder of the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation, who lost her husband Kevin Brown (Co-Founder of Chicken Salad Chick) to cancer last November, noted, “Music & Miracles Superfest was Kevin’s dream. While in the midst of his battle against cancer, Kevin chose not to ask ‘why me?’ but rather ‘why not?!’ Kevin asked boldly, ‘Why not start a Foundation? Why not have a concert at Jordan-Hare Stadium? Why not ask Kenny Chesney to play it? And why not try and raise a million dollars in a single day to give to those who are in need?’ Kevin will have the best seat in the house to watch this dream come true on April 23.”

For more information about Music & Miracles Superfest, visit:

About the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation:
The Chicken Salad Chick Foundation was established by Kevin and Stacy Brown in June of 2014. As the founders of the Chicken Salad Chick restaurant concept, they knew very early on they would have the opportunity to positively impact many lives. The foundation focuses on two initiatives, fighting cancer and feeding the hungry. Music & Miracles Superfest is all about BIG DREAMS. HIGH HOPES. TREMENDOUS IMPACT.

Click here for more information about the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation.

Auburn restaurant named “destination restaurant”

Auburn restaurant named “destination restaurant”

 width=Recently featured in The Corner News and The OA News.

If southerners are an expert at one thing, it’s knowing good food. So it was no surprise when a local Auburn restaurant was named “13 Places in Alabama You MUST Visit Before You Die” by

Matthew Poirer and Jana (Caruthers) Poirer moved back to Auburn several years ago with a dream of opening a restaurant that would stand as a new Auburn tradition. With the help of Jana’s brothers, parents and almost all of their extended family – who are almost all Auburn alum – the Poirer’s opened for business in 2012.

Since, then The Hound – with their slogan “Bourbon and Burgers” – has served up a variety of new and traditional American style food under the direction of culinary chef William Walker in an atmosphere that is far from ordinary.

“I think their slogan, ‘Bourbon and Burgers,’ really fits with the overall atmosphere of the place,” said Charles Tatum – an agricultural communications sophomore. “I’ve never had a bad experience and I’m not surprised they made the list.”

The Hound’s menu offers a variety of choices for customers from gourmet burgers to skirt steak and roasted quail. One of the most enjoyed aspects The Hound offers is their weekend brunch complete with $1 mimosas.

Kristen Keeter, a senior at Auburn University, frequents The Hound’s brunch often.

“Every time someone comes into town to visit, we have to go to brunch before they leave Sunday,” she said. “It’s an absolute must.”

With one step into the lobby, anyone can tell that the finishes and details of the place have been meticulously thought over one by one. Reclaimed cedars from the area are featured throughout the establishment in the form of a custom made bar top and tables.

Auburn alumni, James Thompson, couldn’t disagree.

“I first came to The Hound because of an unique appetizer choice they offered called a ‘scotch egg’. I had read about this history and decided it was a must try,” Thompson stated. “After that first experience, The Hound is the go-to choice when my family and I come into town. It’s like our own part of an Auburn family tradition.”

For more information on the history of The Hound or menu options visit their website at