Multi-platinum country music star Dierks Bentley’s “Miles & Music for Kids” stopped in Chicago, IL yesterday for a motorcycle ride and outdoor block party that sold out two weeks in advance and raised over $144,000 for Chicago’s Children’s Memorial Hospital. The event capped off the first weekend of Bentley’s Country & Cold Cans Tour, which also sold out.

Over the series’ five-year history, Bentley has raised over $1.7 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In 2009, Bentley joined forces with Nationwide Insurance, CMT ONE COUNTRY and the Children’s Miracle Network to expand the successful “Miles & Music for Kids” first held in Nashville across the country, visiting Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth, Seattle, Atlanta, Columbus and now Chicago. The sixth annual Nashville event is scheduled for this Sun., Oct. 16. For more information, visit