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Kenny Loggins Highlights July 28 Opening Day Concert at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014

Kickoff for World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration presented by Ford Motor Company

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (May 8, 2014) — Kenny Loggins, who has been making hit music for the past four decades, will kick off the evening entertainment at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 when he headlines the fly-in’s popular opening night concert on Monday, July 28.

The concert, presented by Ford Motor Company, is free to all AirVenture attendees that day and will be held on the EAA Plaza immediately following the July 28 afternoon air show. Loggins’ newest endeavor, Blue Sky Riders (Loggins, Georgia Middleman, Gary Burr), will start the evening’s entertainment.

“Kenny Loggins is a sensational fit for the opening-night concert at Oshkosh since his music is well-known and loved by multiple generations of fans,” said Jim DiMatteo, EAA’s vice president of AirVenture features and attractions. “He brings the energy and enthusiasm that complements the full week of aviation excitement that will be featured at EAA AirVenture.”

Kenny Loggins' remarkable career has brought him from the top of the charts to the toast of the Grammys. He's had smash hits on Hollywood's favorite soundtracks (Footloose, Top Gun, Caddyshack), rocked stages around the world, and found his way into children's hearts while bringing his soulful, beautiful voice to platinum albums of a stunning variety of genres. His gift for crafting deeply emotional music is unparalleled, and it's been a part of his life as long as he can remember. "I've been lucky that I love what I do and I get to keep doing it," says Loggins.

“Ford is proud to be the exclusive automotive partner with EAA for more than a decade and pleased to enhance the experience for everyone attending EAA AirVenture Oshkosh,” said Kevin Keling, North America Corporate Events Manager for Ford Motor Company.  “Since 2006 we’ve helped bring some of the biggest names in music history to the stage at Oshkosh to kick off aviation’s annual reunion, and we’re eager to have Kenny Loggins join that roster for the opening-night concert.”

The opening-night concert at EAA AirVenture is just one of a variety of family attractions and entertainment that are part of event. These added activities, ranging from night air shows to entertainment, are nearly all included with AirVenture admission. They are in addition to the hundreds of aviation forums and workshops, special presentations, and aviation exhibits available at Oshkosh.

About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at www.airventure.org. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. Immediate news is available at www.twitter.com/EAAupdate.


EDITOR’S NOTE: High-resolution photo images of Kenny Loggins and Blue Sky Riders are available at EAA’s media FTP site:
http://media.eaa.org          Username: eaamedia        Password: airventure2012            (AirVenture 2014 folder).

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