Darius Rucker’s 12th annual “Darius & Friends” benefit concert on Tuesday night (Aug. 17) brought together a sold-out audience at the Ryman Auditorium along with at-home fans watching via live stream for a good cause. Preceded by his corresponding golf tournament and silent auction on Monday morning, this year’s event alone raised more than $410,000, enabling the charity event to surpass the $2.5 million mark for funds raised over the last decade to aid children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
In returning home to the iconic Ryman Auditorium this year, the show featured a surprise lineup including Jason Aldean, Brothers Osborne, John Daly, Keb’ Mo’, Runaway June and Elvie Shane.
This year’s milestone fundraising event adds yet another successful page to the decade-plus history of “Darius & Friends.” Prior guests have included Lauren Alaina, Brooks & Dunn, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Sheryl Crow, Ashley McBryde, A.J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys, Brad Paisley, Kenny Rogers and Paul Stanley of KISS, among many others.
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