Kenny Loggins to perform at Ind. GOP Convention

File. Kenny Loggins performs on stage at the Hollywood Christmas Parade, on Sunday, December, 1, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
File. Kenny Loggins performs on stage at the Hollywood Christmas Parade, on Sunday, December, 1, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Kenny Loggins will be performing a free concert for Indiana State Convention delegates and their families on Saturday, June 7 at the Embassy Theatre.

The GOP State Convention, scheduled for June 6 and 7, will be held in Fort Wayne for the first time. About 1,775 delegates will represent all 92 Indiana counties. Mike Huckabee and Reince Priebus will be the keynote speakers at the convention.

“The Kenny Loggins concert will be the grand finale for what promises to be the best Indiana GOP Convention ever. We are looking forward to welcoming delegates from all over the state to Fort Wayne, where we plan to showcase the very best our city has to offer,” Allen County Republican Chair Steve Shine said.

Shine said in addition to Loggins’ concert, delegates and their families will enjoy a free evening at Parkview Field on June 6 with free food and performances. On June 7, they will have an opportunity to visit seven popular Fort Wayne attractions.

Loggins is best known for soft rock hits in the ‘70s, including “Whenever I Call You Friend,” “Keep the Fire” and “This is It.” He shared a Grammy Award for co-writing the song “What a Fool Believes,” made popular by The Doobie Brothers. In the ‘80s Loggins performed the movie soundtracks “Danger Zone” for “Top Gun” and “Footloose” for the film of the same name. “Footloose” won a Grammy for Song of the Year in 1985. His last film song was “Your Heart Will Lead You Home” from “The Tigger Movie” in 2000.

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