Hormel Foods to Host Live Virtual Concert Honoring the Graduating Class of 2020 Starring NBC’s “The Voice” Runner-Up Chris Kroeze and performances by Singing Mayo Doctors Elvis Francois and William Robinson, ABC’s “American Idol” finalist Dillon James, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” Evie Clair, Ron Artis II and stars from Broadway Sean Yves Lessard, Christopher Henry Young and Ruby Lewis
Hormel Foods, a global branded food company (NYSE: HRL), announced today that it will host its third virtual live concert, featuring Chris Kroeze, runner-up on Season 15 of NBC’s Emmy-winning television show “The Voice,” with additional performances from an exceptional slate of talented musicians throughout the event. The show will honor the class of 2020 graduates with ties to the company as well as celebrate the global team of 20,000 Hormel Foods team members.
The concert will take place on the Hormel Foods YouTube channel Wednesday, June 10, at 7 p.m. CDT, and will feature live performances by award-winning global artists Chris Kroeze, Singing Mayo Doctors Elvis Francois and William Robinson, ABC’s “American Idol” finalist Dillon James, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” Evie Clair, Ron Artis II and stars from Broadway Sean Yves Lessard, Christopher Henry Young and Ruby Lewis. Graduates from around the world and their families are also welcome to join in the celebration.
The live event will also include messages of hope and congratulations from the company’s 16 Hormel Foods Charitable Trust Scholarship winners, which were selected by the National Merit Scholarship organization. Since the scholarship program’s inception, Hormel Foods has provided nearly 500 college undergraduate scholarships to children of Hormel Foods team members, totalling nearly $3 million and serving as a testament to the company’s commitment to education.
Over the last two months, Hormel Foods has held the two virtual concerts with inspiring artists – intended to thank Hormel Foods team members for their continued efforts to provide food to the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. During these concerts, the company has donated to important causes such as Feeding America. During the June 10 live event, Hormel Foods will be focusing on the power of education to change lives, as it celebrates the hope for a new generation of leaders in the class of 2020.
The event will be streamed live on the Hormel Foods YouTube channel and on its Facebook page at 7 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, June 10, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJIpy9RnOls and https://www.facebook.com/HormelFoodsCorp.