Country star Kellie Pickler to perform at Tioga Downs

By Anna Norris

Country star Kellie Pickler to perform at Tioga Downs

July 24, 2014 Updated Jul 24, 2014 at 4:11 PM EDT

Nichols, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Country singer and American Idol alum Kellie Pickler will be performing at Tioga Downs Casino and all proceeds go to a local cause.

The concert will be held Friday, August 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.

All proceeds from the show will be donated to the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group.

In addition, Chairman of American Racing and Entertainment Jeff Gural will personally match the amount of every ticket sold, making the final donation $30 per ticket.

“Once again, I look forward to our annual concert where all the ticket sales go to help our veterans here in the Southern Tier”, said Gural.

Last year’s benefit concert raised more than $80,000 for the veterans organization.

Tioga Downs said it hopes to top last year’s amount with a goal of $100,000 this year.

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster and the Tioga Downs gift shop.

The casino wants to remind people this is an outdoor event and no refunds or exchanges will be available due to weather-related cancellations.

For more information, go to the Tioga Downs website.