3 Doors Down with A Rebel Few live at Centre in the Square – Kitchener, Ontario – March 13, 2017

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3 Doors Down at Centre In the Square March 13, 2017. (Photo Credit: Paul Barrie)

3 Doors Down with A Rebel Few
Centre In the Square
Kitchener, Ontario
March 13, 2017

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Formed in 1995, Grammy Award®-nominated multiplatinum Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down consistently captivates audiences worldwide. The quintet’s many accolades include selling 16 million albums globally, receiving three Grammy nominations, and winning two American Music Awards, and five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting including “Songwriter of the Year.” Their debut The Better Life, became certified six-times RIAA platinum in 2000 and was fueled by the success of juggernaut hit Kryptonite. This was followed by 2002’s sophomore album, Away from the Sun which went triple-platinum and saw similar success with When I’m Gone and Here Without You. 2005’s platinum Seventeen Days and 2008’s 3 Doors Down each earned #1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200, while Time of My Life landed at #3 in 2011. Ignited by the single In The Dark, 3 Doors Down unleashed their sixth full-length album, Us and the Night, which debuted top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 in 2016.

3 Doors Down: Good Ol’ Southern Boys
The Better Life Foundation has supported dozens of children’s and family charities

3 Doors Down established The Better Life Foundation in March of 2004 with the mission to make a positive change in the lives of children and young adults in need of food, shelter and medical assistance, and to also enhance their lives. The money that 3 Doors Down’s charity raises is distributed to organizations and hospitals that help children afford a better life, one in which they can develop their potential, achieve their goals, and become caring and responsible adults.

A benefit weekend for the group’s fundraising efforts is the main avenue for fundraising. The one in 2016, for example, included a VIP party, motorcycle ride, silent auction, a raffle for a custom-built motorcycle, and a concert. Past guest performers have included: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tracey Lawrence, Shinedown, Staind, Hinder, Sara Evans, Muzikmafia, Daughtry, Theory of a Deadman, Jamey Johnson, SEETHER, Saving Abel and more.

To date the foundation has raised and distributed over $3,000,000 to children’s charities, local municipalities and faith-based groups to achieve its goals in helping communities and children in need. They’ve helped Special Olympics in Mississippi (their home state), Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital, and Boys and Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast, to name a few.

In 2005 when hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, The Better Life Foundation was committed to donating funds, providing support and relief to southern Mississippi that was largely overlooked by the press and media. Working directly with local municipalities, the foundation provided funding to support the rebuilding process as well as buying fire trucks and police cars.

All photos by Paul Barrie
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