Country music superstar Darius Rucker will be the featured performer at the 7th edition of Valspar LIVE presented by Chick-fil-A, the concert series associated with the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship, on Saturday, March 18. He will perform a full show on the Osprey Driving Range, immediately adjacent to the Copperhead Course, shortly after the conclusion of Saturday’s play at approximately 6:30. The concert is free to all ticketed golf fans.
A three-time GRAMMY winner, Rucker has released four No. 1 albums on the Billboard Country chart and has topped the charts at Country radio 10 times with hit singles including his 9x Platinum version of “Wagon Wheel,” one of the top five best-selling Country songs of all time, and, most recently, “Beers and Sunshine.”
Rucker is the latest in a line of top stars who have graced the Valspar LIVE stage. Chris Young and Big & Rich performed this spring, after COVID restrictions prevented a concert in 2021 and cancelled the tournament in 2020. The other Valspar LIVE acts have been The Band Perry (2015), Rascal Flatts (2016), Toby Keith (2017), Jake Owen and Dustin Lynch (2018) and Brad Paisley (2019).
On the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook, Sam Burns (Left showcasing his winning putt) will attempt to win the Valspar Championship for the third straight season. Tickets for the 2023 Valspar Championship, including Valspar LIVE, will go on sale November 15 for all tournament days including Saturday at ValsparChampionship.com.
The Valspar LIVE presented by Chick-fil-A concert is produced by the Valspar Championship in conjunction with Ruth Eckerd Hall on The Road.
About Darius Rucker:
Rucker (LEFT) first achieved multi-Platinum status as lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the GRAMMY Award-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish, who have sold more than twenty-five million albums worldwide including their Diamond-certified debut Cracked Rear View, which remains among the Top 10 best-selling studio albums of all time. Since releasing his first Country album in 2008, Rucker has earned a whole new legion of fans with four No. 1 albums on the Billboard Country chart, including RIAA Platinum-certified Learn to Live and True Believers, plus 10 No. 1 singles at Country radio and 11 Gold, Platinum, or multi-Platinum certified hits.
Rucker was inducted as a Grand Ole Opry member in 2012 and in 2014 he won his third career GRAMMY Award for Best Solo Country Performance with his 9x Platinum version of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” one of the top five best-selling Country songs of all time. He co-hosted the 54th annual CMA Awards in 2020 and topped the charts at Country radio once again with “Beers and Sunshine” in 2021. New songs “My Masterpiece” and “Same Beer Different Problem” are available everywhere now as Rucker puts the finishing touches on a forthcoming album.
As a lifelong philanthropist, Rucker co-chaired the capital campaign that generated $!50 million to help build the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital in his hometown of Charleston, S.C. and has raised over $3 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through his annual Darius & Friends benefit concert and golf tournament. Rucker has also advocated for over 200 charitable causes supporting public education and junior golf programs in South Carolina through the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation and serves as a National Chair for the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville.
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Ruth Eckerd Hall on The Road books and produces a number of off-site events including Friends of Music Member Appreciation Concerts, Blast Friday, the Tampa Bay Rays Summer Concert Series, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, the PGA TOUR Valspar Championship concert at Innisbrook and events in other partner venues including the Palladium, the Tampa Theatre, and the Amalie Arena. In 2019, industry trade publication Pollstar named Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road #30 in the United States and #45 in the world of concert promoters.
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