May 31, 2012
June Concerts and Walk with Ronald Kick Off a Summer Full of Fun at Six Flags Great Adventure
Third Day, Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat to Headline Shows
Six Flags Great Adventure invites guests to enjoy a week full of music and fundraising with Celebration! Christian concert June 2, Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat with special guest Andy Grammer June 3, and Walk with Ronald June 10.
Celebration! Christian Concert
Six Flags Great Adventure and STAR 99.1 FM present the Celebration! Christian concert June 2 in the Northern Star Arena, at 6 pm. The concert, featuring Christian recording artist Third Day, is included with park admission. Grammy-award winning Third Day has been topping the Christian charts since 1996 when they debuted with their self-titled album.
Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat in concert with Andy Grammer
Six Flags Great Adventure welcomes Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Caillat and special guest Andy Grammer June 3 at 5 p.m. in the Northern Star Arena. Guests will enjoy the concert free with theme park admission or season pass.
Gavin DeGraw rose to fame in 2003 when his original song “Don’t Wanna Be” was chosen as the theme for teen drama, One Tree Hill. Since then he has released four albums featuring hits “Chariot,” “In Love with a Girl,” “Not Over You” and more. Recently, DeGraw was a contestant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
Colbie Caillat’s breakthrough album Coco debuted in 2007 and her single “Bubbly” rocketed to No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on the Pop 100. A two-time Grammy award winner, Caillat collaborated with Jason Mraz on “Lucky” and toured with the Goo Goo Dolls, Lifehouse and John Mayer. Her most recent album All of You was released in 2011 and includes singles “I Do” and “Brighter Than the Sun."
Andy Grammer, raised in Chester, NY, released his self-titled album June 14, 2011 and his single “Keep Your Head Up” reached number 53 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2011, Grammer opened for the Plain White T’s and Natasha Bedingfield on their respective tours.
Walk with Ronald
Families will gather for a statewide walk-a-thon to benefit the Ronald McDonald Houses (RMH) of Long Branch and New Brunswick, celebrating 25 years of service in 2012. Children who raise at least $50 and adults who raise at least $75 will receive complimentary admission to the theme park after the walk. The walk will step off June 10 at 9 a.m. on Main Street and will conclude by 10:00 a.m. Guests can visit sixflags.com/greatadventure for more information and to pre-register.
The Ronald McDonald Houses of New Jersey are located in New Brunswick and Long Branch and offer a “home away from home” for families with sick children undergoing medical treatment in area hospitals. All proceeds from Walk with Ronald will be donated to RMH in support of their mission. Participants will help provide the necessary funds that allow family members to stay together in comfortable, private rooms.
Guests will enjoy free concerts, unlimited visits and the new 24-story-tall, extreme swing ride SkyScreamer with a season pass. For more information and a complete schedule of events visit sixflags.com/greatadventure or call 732-928-1821.