Event ticket pre-sale Wednesday, April 3 at 11 a.m. CDT; General Public on-sale Friday, April 5 at 10 a.m. CDT

Sweeney, Chuck Wicks, Rodney Atkins, Darius Rucker, and Clint Black
celebrate at the third annual “Darius and Friends” concert in 2012.
 Photo Credit: Randi Radcliffe
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Platinum-selling Capitol Nashville recording artist Darius Rucker will host the fourth annual “Darius and Friends” benefit concert in Nashville, Tenn. on Monday, June 3 at the Wildhorse Saloon with proceeds from the night going directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
A special offer code will be shared with St. Jude and Rucker’s Facebook
and Twitter followers for ticket pre-sale beginning today, Wednesday,
April 3 at 11 a.m. CDT with general on sale opening at 10 a.m. CDT on
Friday, April 5.  A fourth consecutive sell-out is anticipated, 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), www.WildhorseSaloon.com, and www.DariusRucker.com
Fans have come to look forward to kicking off their CMA Music Festival
week with Rucker and his friends, who have included Rodney Atkins,
Clint Black, Radney Foster, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, and Kid Rock
among others.  Details on who will be joining Rucker for this year’s
event will be announced soon.
started this event with a simple goal in mind and that was to raise
money for St. Jude. I had visited their campus in Memphis and was so
blown away at the facility, staff, and service that I made a pledge to
contribute annually. It’s a bonus that I have had such amazing friends
join us in the effort,” adds Rucker.
its inception, “Darius and Friends” has grown include a charity auction
and a celebrity golf tournament and has raised more than $125,000 for
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Rucker has high hopes of topping
past year’s totals to further benefit the pediatric treatment and
research facility.
Rucker recently announced his True Believers Tour
commencing May 9 in Estero, Fla. with dates running through the
summer.  The tour comes in support of Rucker’s upcoming May 21 album
release True Believers.  The highly
anticipated third country album includes his current hit single, “Wagon
Wheel,” and features collaborations with Sheryl Crow, Mallary Hope, Dave
Haywood, Charles Kelley, and Hillary Scott. 
For more information on “Darius and Friends,” tour dates and music updates, please visit www.DariusRucker.com.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other
life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care
their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more
have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has
played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates
from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer
Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted to children.
It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and
infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late
entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the
dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.

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