ABC Daytime and SOAPnet Hosts free Divas of Daytime Performances and Soap Actors Appearances Hosted By General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson Before Sara Evans Concerts

Kirsten Storms signs autographs at a Soap Nation Tour Stop. Photo: ABC

Kirsten Storms signs autographs at a Soap Nation Tour Stop. Photo: ABC

The ABC Daytime and SOAPnet Soap Nation Tour continues in Georgia and Texas with free events to be held before multi-platinum, country music superstar Sara Evans’ tour dates. Actors from all three ABC soaps, “All My Children,” “One Life to Live” and “General Hospital,” will participate at on-site events in the afternoon leading up to the Sara Evans concerts at night. The tours will take place on August 8 at Noon in Mableton, Georgia at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheater, and on August 22 at Noon in Fort Worth, Texas at Billy Bob’s Texas. Soap Nation is an ongoing initiative to bring ABC Daytime and SOAPnet stars to more fans in more cities more often.

“General Hospital’s” Bradford Anderson will host both events. The ABC Daytime talent confirmed to attend the Mableton pre-concert events include Melissa Claire Egan and Darnell Williams from “All My Children”; Bree Williamson from “One Life to Live”; and Brandon Barash and Kirsten Storms from “General Hospital.” Appearing at the Ft. Worth event are Bobbie Eakes, Jamie Luner and Chrishell Stause from “All My Children,” and Kassie DePaiva and Bree Williamson from “One Life to Live.” A special musical performance by “The Divas of Daytime,” Kassie DePaiva, Bobbie Eakes and Kathy Brier, will take place at the Ft. Worth Event.

Throughout the afternoon, the free events open to the public will include talent autograph signings, meet and greets, games, auction items and giveaways. Sara Evans ticket holders who attend will receive a special premium. Talent is subject to change. Additional ABC talent will be announced in the near future. Check www.soapnet.com for schedules and talent updates.

Additionally, The American Red Cross Blood Services will also be on site at in both Mableton, GA and Ft Worth, TX to encourage and collect blood donations. Sara Evans has lent her support as a member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet member since 2005. Every two seconds someone needs blood. Call the American Red Cross at 1 800 GIVE LIFE (800 448-3543) or visit http://www.givelife.org (sponsor code: soapnation) to learn more and make an appointment to donate blood.

ABC Daytime and SOAPnet are the presenting sponsor of Sara Evans’ nationwide summer tour. As part of the Soap Nation Tour, ABC Daytime will execute on-site events in key markets with soap talent, as well as maintain a presence at all Evans’ tour stops and offer affiliate promotional opportunities.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation’s blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports members of the military and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, please visit http://www.redcross.org or join the Red Cross blog at http://www.redcrosschat.org

Annually producing over 1000 hours of original programming, ABC Daytime consists of “The View,” “All My Children,” “One Life to Live” and “General Hospital,” and consistently ranks as one of the top lineups among the key demographic of Women 18-49. In addition, “General Hospital” holds the record of 10 Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Drama.

SOAPnet owns the world of character-driven soapy drama, from daytime and primetime soaps, to reality shows and movies. The network features same-day episodes of popular daytime dramas including “All My Children,” “Days of our Lives,” “One Life to Live,” “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless”; favorite primetime series “The O.C.,” “One Tree Hill” “Gilmore Girls” and “Beverly Hills 90210″; and original programs including “Southern Belles: Louisville,” “Holidate” and “Being Erica.” Wrapped in a 24-hour environment, SOAPnet is the one destination for stories focused on real emotions and revealing truths about intriguing yet flawed characters.

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