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Hormel Foods to host live virtual concert honoring the graduating class of 2020

Hormel Foods announced today that it will host its third virtual live concert, featuring Chris Kroeze, runner-up on Season 15 of NBC’s “The Voice,” with additional performances.

The show will honor the class of 2020 graduates with ties to the company as well as celebrate the global team of 20,000 Hormel Foods team members. Graduates from around the world and their families are also welcome to join in the celebration.

The concert will take place on the Hormel Foods YouTube channel and Facebook page at 7 p.m. tonight featuring Chris Kroeze, Singing Mayo Doctors Elvis Francois and William Robinson, “American Idol” finalist Dillon James, “America’s Got Talent” Evie Clair, Ron Artis II and stars from Broadway Sean Yves Lessard, Christopher Henry Young and Ruby Lewis.

The event will also include messages of hope and congratulations from the company’s 16 Hormel Foods Charitable Trust Scholarship winners, which were selected by the National Merit Scholarship organization. Since the scholarship program’s inception, Hormel Foods has provided early 500 college undergraduate scholarships to children of Hormel Foods team members, totaling nearly $3 million.

Over the last two months, Hormel Foods has held the two virtual concerts with inspiring artists intended to thank Hormel Foods team members for their continued efforts to provide food to the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. During these concerts, the company has donated to important causes such as Feeding America.