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14th Annual ‘Darius And Friends’ benefit concert set for June 5th

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Darius Rucker announced the 14th annual “Darius and Friends” benefit concert, taking place at the Ryman Auditorium on Monday, June 5. The show, which benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, also serves as the unofficial kick off to CMA Fest. The “Darius and Friends” concert has raised more than $3 million to date, and is part of Rucker’s commitment he made to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 15 years ago after taking a tour of the hospital.

Famous friends who have joined Rucker in past years have included Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Sheryl Crow, Charles Kelley of Lady A, Ashley McBryde, A.J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys, Brad Paisley, Kenny Rogers and Tommy Thayer of KISS, among many others. The lineup for this year’s event will be announced in the coming months.

Tickets to the 14th Annual Darius & Friends benefit concert start at $69 (with VIP package options up to $249). General ticket sales begin Friday, April 21st at 10 am CT via

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