If you grew up about 20 miles from Tuskegee like me (in Auburn)...then you can understand why I'm stoked Lionel Ritchie has been added to the closing ceremonies for this year's World Games! The Games is a multi-sport event organized with the support of the International Olympic Committee, will hold its 11th edition in Birmingham from July 7-17.
The Closing Ceremonies will feature performances from several popular musical artists, including Lionel Richie, Bootsy Collins, country music supergroup Alabama, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Bo Bice, Chuck Leavell, Jamey Johnson, Pastor Mike Jr., Ruben Studdard, Taylor Hicks and Worth the Wait.
Both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will feature a 75-piece World Games Orchestra and The World Games Youth Choir, both directed by Dr. Henry Panion, artistic director of TWG2022 and professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Source: with help from WBRC Fox6
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