First Announced Special Guests Include Sheryl Crow, Chris Young, Brantley Gilbert,
The Cadillac Black and Craig Campbell
Nashville, TN – Aug. 13, 2012 – Since first hitting the pavement in 2006, Multi-Platinum country music star Dierks Bentley’s “Miles & Music for Kids” celebrity motorcycle ride and concert has held 12 events in seven US cities to raise over $2 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country. Bentley announced today that he is revving up for the seventh annual “Miles & Music for Kids” on Sun., Oct. 14 in Nashville, TN with tickets going on sale this Fri., Aug.17 at 10:00A CT through TicketMaster.
The event begins at Harley-Davidson of Columbia (1616 Harley Davidson Blvd., Columbia, TN) for a scenic hour-long motorcycle ride ending at downtown Nashville’s Riverfront Park. Following the ride, Bentley will host a family-friendly jam-style concert with special guests Sheryl Crow, Chris Young, Brantley Gilbert, The Cadillac Black and Craig Campbell all joining him on the ACM Lifting Lives main stage. More artist announcements will be made in the upcoming weeks.
“I really want to blow Miles & Music out this year and make it bigger than ever,” said Bentley. “We’ve had the chance to help a lot of communities across the country, but the heart and soul of this event is in downtown Nashville with Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and the artists and friends who come out and help us raise money. It’s my favorite thing we do all year.”
Fans can purchase tickets for the ride, concert and commemorative T-shirt for $50, or those looking to attend the concert only can purchase tickets for $20. Special VIP packages are also available. All proceeds from the event will benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. For more ticket info, visit www.dierks.com.
About Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt:
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a freestanding hospital dedicated to serving only children, is nationally recognized as a leading provider of pediatric health care services. Expertstreat and work to prevent all health issues ranging from common childhood conditions to serious, advanced diseases. Featuring Centers of Excellence for the treatment of diabetes and congenital heart disorders, Children’s Hospital also operates the region’s only level 1 pediatric trauma unit and a neonatal intensive care unit with the highest designated level of care. In addition, Children’s Hospital is a top-level teaching and research facility. No child is denied care on basis of limited ability to pay.
AUDIO: Dierks Bentley, who will hold his 7th annual Miles & Music for Kids motorcycle ride and concert in Nashville in October, explains about what riding a motorcycle gives him.
Dierks (Motorcycle) OC: …great feeling. :22
“You know, for me, like on the road, it’s funny. You’re on the road, then you get off the road and the first thing I want to do is get on a motorcycle and go back out on the road. But it’s a totally different feeling to be like a few feet off the asphalt and be all alone. It’s kind of a modern-day version of being an outlaw on a horse. You’re on a motorcycle, you’re alone and all you’ve got with you is the bare necessities. And really just being on the bike and being out there by yourself is a great feeling.”