Dierks Bentley will roar into Chicago on Sunday for his latest Miles & Music for Kids charity motorcycle ride and concert. Dierks’ Country & Cold Cans tourmates, Jerrod Niemann and Eli Young, will take part in the benefit with proceeds being donated to the Chicago-based Children’s Memorial Hospital. The ride will end in front of the famous Joe’s Bar, where an all-star concert will take place. His next Miles & Music event, featuring Eli Young Band and Josh Thompson, will take place October 16th in Nashville.
AUDIO: Dierks Bentley talks about his Miles & Music benefit.
Dierks (Miles & Music 2011) OC: …in Chicago. :29
“It’s the people behind the scenes that make it happen. You’ve got to find artists that want to take off a Sunday and come and play for free, you know, in Chicago. That’s not high on everybody’s list [laughs] of who wants to come home on Sunday. And yeah, all the money goes to the Children’s Hospital in Chicago, and the Children’s Miracle Network. So, it’s been cool. I think expanding was tough, because it’s one thing if you’re in Nashville where you can find friends to come out and be a part of it. But it’s hard to do it other cities when you’re trying to get some other acts to come out. And it’s amazing how gracious people are with their time and willing to do it. We have a great lineup in Chicago.”