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GRAMMY®-Winner Gladys Knight Headlines National Train Day's Rock'n the Rail Way Concert to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT:  

Amtrak presents the National Train Day 2011 Rock'n the Rail Way Concert to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). The concert also serves as the kick-off to the fourth annual National Train Day festivities.



WHO:

Gladys Knight




Special performances by Boys & Girls Clubs choirs from Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City



WHY:

The Empress of Soul and long-time supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Gladys Knight, teamed up with Amtrak to serve as the spokesperson for National Train Day 2011 and headline a special concert to benefit BGCA.




This year marks 40 years of Amtrak as America's Railroad(SM). As part of the anniversary celebration and in honor of National Train Day, Amtrak is thanking the communities it serves. For this reason, Amtrak partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, an organization that has inspired and enabled millions of children to reach their full potential in communities nationwide, to provide their members with a variety of opportunities to learn, raise awareness and have fun. A portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales of the concert will benefit the organization.  



WHEN:

Thursday, May 5, 2011, 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 p.m.)




Gladys Knight is available for interviews on May 5 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.



WHERE:

Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway, New York City



TICKETS:

On sale April 18, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. EDT


www.ticketmaster.com



WEBSITE:

www.nationaltrainday.com



SOCIAL MEDIA:

Twitter: @natltrainday


Facebook: NationalTrainDay



Contact

Amtrak


Cliff Cole


ColeCL@amtrak.com


212.630.6933




Edelman


Stephanie Aenchbacher


Stephanie.Aenchbacher@edelman.com


312.233.1247





SOURCE Amtrak



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