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Darius Rucker’s “Darius and Friends” Benefit Concert Prepares for Its 12th Year!

The annual show benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will take place August 17.

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Darius Rucker’s  Darius and Friends concert is set to take place on August 17, bringing together well-known names in country music for an amazing cause!

The concert, which benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, has had a long-standing impact. The show has raised over $2 million to date as it approaches its 12th year.

According to a press release, Rucker holds the event and the cause it supports close to his heart. “The incredible work being done at St. Jude really made an impact on me when I had a chance to visit and hear the patients’ stories,” said Rucker. “They are some of the bravest people I’ve ever met, and being able to support them with this event is always a highlight of my year. I’m so glad we’ll be back to performing in front of a full house at the Ryman for such a great cause!”

While the event took place virtually in 2020, fans will be excited to learn that the show will be taking place in person this year at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.

Although the lineup for this year’s concert has not been announced, those who are familiar with the incredible event know the show’s performances are not one’s to be missed!

Past performances have included industry icons such as Lauren AlainaBrooks & DunnKane Brown, Luke BryanLuke CombsSheryl CrowRandy HouserAshley McBryde, and A.J. McLean Backstreet BoysBrad PaisleyKenny RogersBrett Young, and many more. 

Fans looking to attend this can’t-miss concert can purchase tickets at Presale tickets will be available for purchase July 20, with tickets on sale to the general public July 23.

Those who can not make the show in person can watch and support the show via livestream. Livestream access is available for $20 via

Who are you hoping to see perform at this year’s Darius and Friends? Let us know by sending us a tweet @CS_Country.

Written by Kelly Gilmore

Kelly is a senior broadcast journalism student at the University of Central Florida! She has an unquenchable passion for all things pop culture and entertainment news. When she isn't writing articles, hosting interviews or working on entertainment news, Kelly can be found binge-watching her favorite shows.

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