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Platinum-selling Capitol Records Nashville recording artist Darius Rucker will host his fifth annual “Darius and Friends” benefit concert in Nashville, Tenn. on Monday, June 2 at the Wildhorse Saloon, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

An exclusive pre-sale for last year’s ticketholders will begin Wednesday, March 19 at 11 a.m. CDT with general on sale opening at 11 a.m. CDT on Saturday, March 22.  A fifth consecutive sell-out is inevitable, so fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets early.  Prices start at $35 for General Admission and go up to $100 for VIP table options.  Tickets will be available through the Wildhorse Saloon box office (615-902-8200 x1),, and   

Fans have come to look forward to kicking off CMA Fest with Rucker and his friends. Friends performing with Darius in past years have included Clint Black, Luke Bryan, Radney Foster, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Dustin Lynch, Justin Moore and Kid Rock, among others. The lineup for this year’s event will be announced soon.  

The Darius and Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament will take place June 3. Last year, the charity concert, auction and celebrity golf tournament raised more than $95,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Rucker hopes to top past year’s totals to further benefit the pediatric treatment and research facility.    

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