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Posted on: July 15, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Draper Nights Concert Program Change - Collin Raye

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We are sad to announce that tomorrow night’s Draper Night’s Star, Collin Raye, has contracted COVID.  He is thus unable to perform tomorrow night as advertised. Our best wishes are with him and we look forward to his return at a later date. He is a true longtime friend and favorite in Draper.
We are also thrilled and most grateful and fortunate to announce that we have top country super stars: Jaime O’Neil, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, and Anita Cochran-performing as “The Three Blondes Rock into a Room.” They are true country music icons and superstars. They have dozens of chart topping hits, including multiple number ones.  

Three Blondes Rock into a Room
Please see the following message from Collin Raye. He has also expressed how fortunate we are to have them and on such short notice. They dropped everything to come be with us.    

Also, we are excited that Donny Osmond is also coming and will join with his son, Chris on stage and add to our Fireworks Spectacular.

Don’t miss it!

Message from Collin Raye:

To all my friends in Draper, Utah and the entire Salt Lake area… is with a heavy heart, and much personal regret, that I must inform you today, that I have been hit with the COVID virus, within the last 2 days and am currently quite ill from it, therefore having to cancel my appearance at “Draper Days” on Saturday. I am devastated at having to miss this event due to this illness, as I have EAGERLY looked forward to this weekend, all year long. Hands down, without a doubt, I have been more excited about this trip to Utah, than any other engagements I’ve had, all year. It is no secret how much the wonderful people of the great state of Utah mean to me, and have meant to me, in my life and career. I pride myself, on the fact that I have RARELY had to cancel a show for illness in over 30 years, so it’s cruelly ironic, that this would happen, this week, of all weeks. No one, and I mean no one is more disappointed than I am. I typically have always trudged forward, when I’ve felt “under the weather,” as long as my voice was even 50 percent, but in this case, the problem seems to be sitting on my vocal chords, as I cannot sing, even the simplest note, or even talk above a whisper. I am VERY sorry, this happened, especially this week. I’m confident I’ll recover quickly, as I typically don’t stay sick very long, but bottom line is, I just won’t be able to sing, over the next few days. 

My heartfelt prayers are going up, for my dear friend, LaVar Christensen, and everyone involved with Draper Days. Jamie O’Neal, Carolynn Dawn Johnson and Anita Cochran are going to step in my place. Their talent soars and you will be happy, so please support them as they worked hard to organize so quickly to cover this for you, and me. Please accept my deepest apologies, and sincere regrets, for this unfortunate circumstance. I assure you all, I will return to the great, great state of Utah, very soon, to make up for this, and will be with you, in spirit, in the days ahead.         
 Your Friend, 
 Collin Raye

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