Darius Rucker's Annual Benefit Concert For St. Jude Is Going Virtual
By Blake Taylor
July 13, 2020
Darius Rucker's 11th annual benefit concert, Darius and Friends, will be held virtually this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The event, which raises money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, will air as a pay-per-view live stream event available on LiveXLive.com/Darius and LiveXLive's app. Rucker will be performing from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry venue on July 30 beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Fellow country stars, Clint Black and Tracy Lawrence will also perform.
"Even though we can't all get together for a normal concert right now, it's important that we continue to support St. Jude and the amazing work that they do," Rucker said in a statement. "I hope we can bring a fun night of music to everyone watching from home while also raising money for this important cause."
The "Wagon Wheel" singer also turned to social media to share details on the virtual show.
"It may not be in person, but Darius & Friends Presented by CDW & Intel is on!" he wrote on Instagram. "Join me, @therealtracylawrence and @clint_black on Thursday, July 30th at 7PM CT as we play some songs to raise money for the amazing folks at @stjude. We'll be on stage at the @Opry and you can watch at home on @LiveXLive. Pay-per-view tickets are on sale tomorrow, July 10th at 10AM CT. More details at the link in bio!"
Tickets for the event start at $15 with VIP options offering limited-edition and signed posters for $50 and $100, respectively. Fans can purchase their tickets now through LiveXLive.com/Darius.
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