John Rich Sets 2014 St. Jude Benefit Concert
John Rich has set the date for his annual St. Jude Presents John Rich & Friends concert.
The star-studded event will be held on June 3 at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Memphis, Tenn., and feature several of his famous friends, including Randy Houser, Clint Black, Deana Carter and Cowboy Troy, as well as his own Big & Rich duo partner, Big Kenny.
“I’m really honored to host the third ‘John Rich and Friends’ for the kids at St Jude,” he says. “I’m very blessed to have such giving friends in the music industry who continue to show up and play this incredible event year in and year out. This group represents more than 30 million record sales and countless number ones. It will be a night to remember for sure."
The singer is partnering with Window World once again for the benefit. Their charitable organization, Window World Cares, has raised more than $4 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital over the years.
“We are so grateful to our incredible friend John Rich and all of the entertainers for lending their talents to support St. Jude for this special evening,” Richard Shadyac Jr., CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, says. “This annual concert is a perfect start to a week of special events and moments celebrating the hospital’s long history with the FedEx St. Jude Classic, and is also instrumental in helping us to advance our work of saving the lives of children everywhere.”
In addition to his yearly concert, Rich raised more than $1 million for the pediatric treatment and research facility in 2011, when he became the Season 11 winner of 'Celebrity Apprentice.'
St. Jude Presents John Rich & Friends serves as the precursor to the annual 2014 FedEx St. Jude Classic golf tournament. All proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase here.