Playing for a Cause


cole swindellAn award-winning country artist will headline a longstanding Masters Week concert.

Drive for Show, Rock Fore! Dough is turning 20 this year, and country music superstar Cole Swindell is making his first appearance at the concert.

“We’re very excited to have Cole perform. He’s a huge golf fan, and he’s from Georgia. He’ll be a great addition,” says Gluestick Music’s Emily Stevenson, event producer.

Augusta’s own Black Dawg, a Led Zeppelin-inspired band featuring John Kelley – brother of country music sensations Josh and Charles Kelley, will open the show. DJ Rock, Luke Bryan’s tour DJ, is returning to spin tunes throughout the evening.

Additional  performers include country singer/songwriters Randy Houser and Tyler Reeve.

Proceeds from the annual fundraiser benefit First Tee – Augusta. In the past two decades, the concert has raised more than $1.7 million for the organization.

“We’ve always had artists who care about golf, and people that support golf want to support youth golf,” Stevenson says. “Having an event that is still successful after 20 years is such an accomplishment. From the First Tee board and staff to our sponsors and fans, it takes everyone. It’s fun to be in Augusta during Masters Week, and we want this concert to be our biggest and best.”

If You Go:

What: Drive For Show, Rock Fore! Dough concert

When: 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 9

Where: Evans Towne Center Park

How Much: $40 in advance; $50 day of; free for children ages 5 and under with ticketed adult

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