Laura Fowler of the Atlanta-area suburb of Smyrna got the chance of a lifetime at Atlanta’s Chastain Park Amphitheater on July 24 when she sang onstage with the legendary band Chicago. Laura and her husband, Shawn Fowler, a partner in the firm of Frazier and Deeter, LLC, in Atlanta, were the winning silent-auction bidders for two tickets to the concert to the July 24 Chicago concert along with backstage passes, at the American Cancer Society’s Atlanta gala in May. The Fowlers also were given the opportunity for one member of the couple to sing with Chicago at the July 24 event, and the couple decided to let Laura do the honors. Frazier and Deeter was a corporate sponsor of the Atlanta gala.
Laura, with her husband filming on his IPad, and son Andrew watching in front of the stage, belted out the Chicago favorite, Old Days, as the band played. She didn’t let the sight of the packed Chastain venue or the blazing rock-star lights on the huge stage deter her from a strong performance or putting in a few Atlanta-specific references in the song – such as the “Hooch” for Atlanta’s Chattahoochee River, and Coca-Cola, the Atlanta soft drink consumed around the world.
Before the performance, the Fowlers were invited backstage to meet band members and posed for pictures with the group. Chicago is on a worldwide tour and has partnered with the American Cancer Society to raise funds and awareness to stamp out breast cancer. For more information on the Chicago partnership with ACS, visit cancer.org.