On Monday, June 6th, Darius Rucker will perform his 13th Annual Darius and Friends event at the iconic Ryman Auditorium to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The concert, which will include an all-star lineup of guests to be revealed in the upcoming days and formally starts off CMA Fest week in downtown Nashville, has raised more than $2.5 million to date.
“I can’t wait to be back at the Ryman with all of our friends from St. Jude,” shares the three-time GRAMMY Award winner. “This show is always a highlight of the year for me because it not only raises funds for a very important cause, but it also allows me to bring together some of my best friends in Nashville for a fun night of incredible music.” Buy Tickets From Here
After receiving an exciting tour of St. Jude Children’s Research Organization over 15 years ago, Rucker took a pledge to help the hospital. Rucker heard about how St. Jude is changing the way the world views, treats and overcomes children’s cancer and other life-threatening diseases as a result of this life-changing encounter.
“You see these ill kids, and they’re so glad to be there because their caregivers are so caring and giving to them,” Rucker told the Tennessean ahead of last year’s concert, recalling his 2008 visit to the hospital. Then you discover that no one ever receives a bill. That astounded me. “We’ll find out some way to support you, people, as much as we can,” I said. Get Cheapest Tickets From Here
That endeavor has now proven an annual ritual, more than a decade later. Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Sheryl Crow, John Daly, Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Ashley McBryde, AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys, Brad Paisley, Kenny Rogers, and Tommy Thayer of KISS, to name a few, have all performed with Rucker in the past. The event’s lineup for this year will be revealed shortly.
The news comes on the heels of Rucker’s just-completed spring theatrical tour, which took the three-time GRAMMY winner to legendary locations around the country he had never visited before, garnering him wonderful reviews and laying the groundwork for a busy summer of music.
Tickets for the 13th Annual Darius & Friends charity performance start at $50 and go up to $150 for VIP choices, according to AXS.com. Pre-sale entry started on Wednesday, April 6th at 10 a.m. CT, with general public tickets going on sale on Friday, April 8th at 10 a.m. CT.
AMD, Hendrix Enterprises, CDW, Intel, Fanatics, Hewlett-Packard, CAA, and Arrow Electronics are among the event’s major supporters. Buy Tickets From Here
Summer Tour Dates for Darius Rucker in 2022:
June 6 – Nashville @ Ryman Auditorium (Darius and Friends)
June 9 – Nashville @ Nissan Stadium (CMA Fest)
June 18 – Nashville @ Bridgestone Arena (Brooks & Dunn Reboot Tour 2022)
June 23 – Cleveland @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica (with Tyler Booth)
June 24 – Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center at The Heights (with Tyler Booth)
June 25 – Interlochen, MI @ Interlochen Center for the Arts (with Tyler Booth)
June 29 – Anchorage, AK @ Backyard Country BBQ
July 8 – Cavendish, PEI @ Cavendish Beach Music Festival
July 15 – Memphis @ TBA
July 16 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP (with Ryan Hurd & Elvie Shane)
July 21 – Paso Robles, CA @ California Mid-State Fair (with Lindsay Ell)
July 22 – Phoenix @ Arizona Federal Theatre (with Caylee Hammack)
July 28 – Bend, OR @ Hayden Homes Amphitheater (with Tenille Townes & Caylee Hammack)
July 30 – Cowichan, BC @ Sunset Music Festival
July 31 – Merritt, BC @ Rockin’ River Music Festival
Aug 25 – Tryon, NC @ Night in the Country Carolinas
Aug 26 – Wilmington, NC @ Live Oak Bank Pavilion (with Larry Fleet & Tyler Booth)
Aug 27 – Doswell, VA @ Meadow Event Park (with Larry Fleet & Tyler Booth)
Sept 2 – Bridgeport, CT @ Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater (with Jameson Rodgers & Elvie Shane)
Sept 3 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (with Jameson Rodgers & Elvie Shane)
Sept 4 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (with Jameson Rodgers & Elvie Shane)
Sept 9 – Tulsa, OK @ Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino Resort (with Tyler Booth)
Sept 10 – Camdenton, MO @ Lake Ozarks Amphitheater (with Tyler Booth)