DECEMBER 11 2017 wellRED comedy tour FROM DIXIE WITH LOVE Coming to Walton Arts Center

wellRED comedy tour: FROM DIXIE WITH LOVE Coming to Walton Arts Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, December 11, 2017 – Following the last year’s highly successful wellRED comedy tour, Trae Crowder (The Liberal Redneck), Drew Morgan and Corey Ryan Forrester are coming to Walton Arts Center Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7 pm with the wellRED comedy tour: FROM DIXIE WITH LOVE.

Tickets start at $35.50 and go on sale Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at 10 am. Tickets can be purchased online at waltonartscenter.org, in person at Walton Center Box Office or by calling 479.443.5600.

TRAE CROWDER (The Liberal Redneck), DREW MORGAN and COREY RYAN FORRESTER are stand-up comedy and writing partners hailing from Tennessee and Georgia. The trio have been touring nationally to over one hundred sold out clubs and theatres in support of their best-selling book, Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin’ Dixie Outta the Dark (Simon & Schuster 2016).

Their new tour, wellRED: From Dixie With Love, is about celebrating everything great about the South and telling stories from a place of love. It’s about dancing to country music at a gay wedding. It’s about loving your neighbor whether you have the same religion, skin color, or sexual preference, as long as they cheer for the same college football team. From Dixie With Love is about leaving behind bigotry, but remembering the fried okra.

Trae Crowder's series of "Liberal Redneck" viral videos have been watch by over 125 million people on Facebook and YouTube. Crowder’s unique point of view captured the attention of Warner Brothers Television, and he is currently developing his second and third scripted projects with WB. Crowder is also a regular video contributor in partnership with ATTN: and formerly with The New York Daily News.

Trae, Corey and Drew have been featured guests on The View (ABC), Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO), Nightline (ABC), Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC), CNN Tonight with Don Lemon and various programs on MTV, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, FUSION, NPR and SIRIUSXM. They also co-host their own topical podcast which is recorded weekly from the road. wellRED podcast has reached over 1.5 Million downloads internationally since its launch in February 2017.

"The Liberal Rednecks changed not only my thinking but my way of thinking about people.  Before them, I didn't realize I had made judgments. It's funny as hell, thoughtful and moving for reasons you would never think you'd be moved by.  And go see them on stage, you will be shocked and driven to hear them, but I caution you, wear diapers...you’re gonna need ‘em." -Whoopi Goldberg

"Take it from this Hillbilly, these rednecks know what they're talking about. It's the most fun you'll have without beer & fireworks!" -Morgan Spurlock

It's become so convenient to label places 'blue states' and 'red states'. Those terms ignore millions of folks who live in these places. People like Trae, Drew and Corey. Don't get me wrong, these boys are country as hell, but they step to the table with fresh voices and challenge stereotypes at every turn." -George Wallace

 

For more information visit: waltonartscenter.org, wellREDcomedy.com, facebook.com/traecrowder or tweet @traecrowder @averagedrew @coreyrforrester.

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to pay on average only 45% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.

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