Sheryl Crow to play concert at Cottage Grove holiday train event

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Country rocker Sheryl Crow is returning to Minnesota for her fifth concert gig in the state in the past year, this time to benefit a special cause.

The Pioneer Press reports Crow is set to play a free outdoor concert Dec. 14 in Cottage Grove during the stop of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train. Opening up for the singer is hit gospel group Take 6.

The train annually rolls across the U.S. and Canada to raise money for local food shelves.

Canadian Pacific spokesman Ed Greenberg said that Crow hopped aboard the event to help the holiday train celebrate its 15th anniversary. The Cottage Grove event will mark her only appearance on this year's holiday train route.

Crow first played at Black Bear Casino in Carlton in May and then Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake in June. The singer also was featured at Macy’s “Glamorama” at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis in early August, before headlining the Minnesota State Fair later in the month.

Greenberg called Cottage Grove "a perfect fit" for the Crow concert because the area can accommodate more than 200,000 people. The event will be at the Cottage Grove Rail Yard, located at 9250 Ideal Ave.

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is a 14-car train illuminated with thousands of lights. During its stops, children are invited to board the train and meet Santa Claus.

Last year, about $100,000 was raised at the Cottage Grove stop, Greenberg said. The money raised in the city this year will go to help the Friends in Need Food Shelf in St. Paul Park.

The train will stop in eight states and 26 Minnesota cities in all, the Star Tribune reports.

Although the Cottage Grove event is free, organizers are encouraging donations.

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