Country Stars Plan Benefit Concerts for 2015 CMA Music Festival Week
Bentley will be headlining the annual Stars for Second Harvest concert at the Ryman Auditorium on June 9. The event will be hosted by Craig Wiseman and also feature performances from Nashville's Charles Esten and Lennon and Maisy Stella. Proceeds from the show benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Tickets range between $35 and $250 and are available at Ryman.com.
"On the heels of Dierks' emotional performance at the ACMs, we're thrilled that he's agreed to headline our show for the first time this year," Wiseman tells Rolling Stone Country. "The talent that takes the stage in support of Stars for Second Harvest continues to inspire and excite me, and this year might be our best yet."
The next night, June 10, Walker is set to host his sixth annual Chords of Hope Benefit Concert. Proceeds from the event go to the Vanderbilt Medical Center to support multiple sclerosis research. Walker has yet to announce which artists will be joining the benefit, but performers in previous years have included Montgomery Gentry, Dustin Lynch and Craig Campbell. Tickets are available for purchase here.
Also on June 10, the Oak Ridge Boys are set to join Mickey Gilley, Larry Gatlin, the Bellamy Brothers, Lorrie Morgan and others at the Wildhorse Saloon for the A Night With Legends concert, which will raise money for the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. Gatlin will be serving as co-host with Bill Cody. Ticket information is available at WildhorseSaloon.com.
The 2015 CMA Music Festival officially kicks off on June 11. In addition to their benefits, Bentley and the Oak Ridge Boys are set to perform at LP Field during the event. More information is available at CMAWorld.com.
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