Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tickets For Country Music Star Darius Rucker Charity Concert Go on Sale Dec. 1

 Rucker to perform May 13 at Annika and Friends Celebrity Golf Event at Sandestin

(Destin, Fla.) - Tickets for the Darius Rucker charity concert will go on sale at 10 a.m. EST Dec. 1. The country music star will perform at 7 p.m. May 13, 2012 as an exciting finale to the inaugural ANNIKA & Friends at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The concert will be held on the North Park lawn in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. All tickets are general admission and can be purchased for $59 (including taxes and fees) at

Hosted by Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, the inaugural ANNIKA & Friends celebrity golf event will take place May 12-13, 2012. Hall of Fame golfer Annika Sorenstam, along with 25 of her celebrity friends and athletes, will join in an amazing weekend filled with golf, fine dining and music. All proceeds from the weekend will go to the ANNIKA Foundation to fund the implementation of SPARK - the leading physical education program for children in schools - in elementary schools in Northwest Florida and across the state.

Darius Rucker, lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish, is now topping the county music charts as a solo artist. His 2008 release, Learn To Live, produced three consecutive No. 1 singles and Top 5 smash, "History In The Making." Rucker's success in the country music format was recognized at the 43rd Annual CMA Awards when he received the Top New Artist title and again with ACM, Teen Choice, and AMA Award nominations. Rucker is currently riding high with the release of his sophomore country album, Charleston, SC 1966 which has produced two No. 1's "Come Back Song" and "This" a well as the current single, "I Got Nothin'." Rucker just announced that he will be joining Grammy award-winning trio Lady Antebellum on the second leg of the Own The Night 2012 World Tour, which will kick off in Tulsa, Okla. in late January and will run through June 2012.

The concert will be held in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, the award-winning shop, dine, play and stay Town Center located on Northwest Florida's beaches. In addition to the Sunday night concert, the weekend's events will include a cocktail reception featuring ANNIKA wines and a dinner party with Annika, celebrities and sports personalities on Saturday, May 12. Annika will host a Mother's Day breakfast, golf clinic, celebrity golf tournament and VIP reception catered by Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar prior to the concert on Sunday.

VIP seating for the concert is only available with the purchase of a sponsorship package. Full information and weekly updates can be found at the event website,


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