Elliott Yamin to Play Viriginia State Fair

Elliott Yamin will be appearing at the State Fair of Virginia  October 8 at 6 pm  at the at the Classic Amphitheatre inside the fairgrounds. Tickets can be purchased through ticketmaster.com beginning this Saturday, August 12, at 10 am.  The Richmond Times Dispatch has more information here.

Elliott, who has Type 1 diabetes, is donating a portion of each $40 ticket — which also includes admission to the Fair — to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Elliott Yamin releases first single to benefit the JDRF and Katrina Fund

From this press release:

2006 American Idol finalist Elliott Yamin is releasing his first single “The Storm” since the fan favorite was unexpectedly booted from the competition. This release marks Yamin’s first creative effort as BOTH a vocal artist and co-writer. After his surprising ouster this past spring, soulful crooner Elliott and his best buddy producer/co-writer Terry “Big Planz” Thompson quietly spent time together in a recording studio. “The Storm” is the result of this collaboration.

Twenty percent of all sales will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and twenty percent will go to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, 40 cents of every dollar sold.

“The Storm” will be available by the end of August, from Internet sources such as I-Tunes, Amazon.com, as well as Tower Records and other music stores. For more information, go to www.soulloversentertainment.com.   Thanks lu and Tony