Meijer LPGA Community Concert presented by General Mills
to Feature Gary Allan and Big & Rich
with special guest Kris Hitchcock and Small Town Son
Saturday, August 9
Doors Open at 6:00pm
The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft has partnered with General Mills to provide a community concert featuring some of country music’s biggest stars – Gary Allan and Big & Rich – on Aug. 9 at Fifth Third Ballpark, tournament officials announced today.
Country music fans will recognize Gary Allan on the heels of his newly-released album, “Set You Free,” which recently reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Multi-platinum fan favorites, Big & Rich, will also take to the stage to entertain the crowd.
“We promised that the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft was going to offer something for everyone in the Grand Rapids community, and we aim to deliver,” Meijer President J.K. Symancyk said. “Thanks to our partnership with General Mills, this community concert is another exciting way for Meijer to strengthen the communities where our customers and team members work and live.”
Like the tournament, proceeds from the community concert will support local food pantries in the communities Meijer serves through its Simply Give program. The Simply Give program has generated more than $9 million for food pantries in the Midwest since its inception in November 2008.
“We are excited to see the two events come together and look forward to seeing golf and music fans enjoy a week of festivities in Grand Rapids,” Tournament Director Lesley Baker said.
Concert tickets will go on sale on June 26 at www.meijerlpgaclassic.com and will start at $10 each.
The LPGA Tour event will host a full-field of 144 players playing 72 holes of stroke play over four days of competition at Blythefield Country Club, August 7-10. The tournament marks the tour’s first stop in Michigan since 2000 when the Oldsmobile Classic in East Lansing ended it’s 9-year-run, as well as the first annual golf event in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula since 2009 when the PGA Tour hosted the Buick Open in Grand Blanc.