Darius Rucker sets date for 2022 Darius & Friends benefit show
For the 13th year, Darius Rucker will bring his friends together for a good cause. The country singer has announced that his annual Darius & Friends benefit concert will return to the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Monday, June 6.
The show is a major fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and has raised over $2.5 million over the years. Rucker – who performs alongside other country artists at the event – says it’s something he looks forward to every year.
“I can’t wait to be back at the Ryman with all of our friends from St. Jude,” he shares. “This show is always a highlight of the year for me because not only does it raise money for a very important cause, but it also allows me to bring some of my best friends together in Nashville for a fun night of amazing music. “
Fans will find out who this year’s “friends” are when Rucker announces the full lineup in the coming weeks. Over the years Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde, Kenny Rogers and many more have joined the series.
Darius & Friends is part of supporting the “Beers and Sunshine” singer in St. Jude. Nearly 15 years ago, Rucker pledged to continue their work to end childhood cancer after visiting the hospital.
“You see these kids who are sick, and they’re so happy to be there, because their caregivers are so loving and generous,” Rucker said in Nashville. tennessian diary in 2021, reflecting on his first visit to the facility in 2008. “And then you find out nobody ever gets a bill. It blew my mind. I was just like, ‘We’ll find a way to help you guys as much as i can.
Tickets for this year’s Darius & Friends show will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. CT on Friday, April 8 at AXS.com.
PHOTOS: Watch Darius Rucker and friends perform to raise funds for St. Jude in 2021
Darius Rucker and some of his famous friends took to the stage in Nashville on Aug. 17 to raise money for St. Jude at his annual Darius & Friends benefit concert. Rucker’s 12th annual event brought together Jason Aldean, Brothers Osborne, John Daly, Keb ‘Mo’, Runaway June and Elvie Shane, raising over $410,000 and bringing his career total to over $2.5 million collected for St. Jude.