LAS VEGAS – TGR Live reveals singer-songwriter Darius Rucker will perform at the 19th annual Tiger Jam private concert on Saturday, May 20. The two-day charity event returns this month to MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for a star-studded weekend of world-class golf, high-stakes poker, gourmet cuisine and exclusive VIP experiences benefitting the Tiger Woods Foundation’s college-access programs.
Rucker first attained multi-platinum status in the music industry as former lead singer and rhythm guitarist of GRAMMY Award-winning Hootie & the Blowfish. Since re-introducing himself to the world as a country artist, he has released four consecutive albums to top the Billboard Country albums chart and earned a whole new legion of fans. In 2014, Rucker won his third career GRAMMY Award for Best Solo Country Performance for his triple platinum selling cover of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” off his album, True Believers. Rucker’s heartfelt new single, “If I Told You” is currently Top 15 and climbing the country charts.
Tiger Jam will kick off on Friday, May 19 at MGM Grand with Tiger’s Poker Night presented by the World Poker Tour® (WPT®), an exclusive charity poker tournament. For an $11,000 buy-in, participants will have an opportunity to play with some of the world’s top poker players and a host of celebrity guests.
Prior to Saturday evening’s live concert at MGM Grand, guests can participate in a morning golf outing at the exclusive Shadow Creek, a bucket list course among avid golf fans and players for its dramatic landscapes, sparkling creeks and lush gardens.
The main event begins on Saturday, May 20 with a VIP reception featuring live and silent auctions filled with luxury items and one-of-a-kind experiences. Following the intimate concert with Rucker, the evening will conclude with an epic post-party celebration.
About Darius Rucker
Rucker first attained multi-platinum status in the music industry as former lead singer and rhythm guitarist of GRAMMY award-winning Hootie & the Blowfish. Since re-introducing himself to the world as a country artist, he has released four consecutive albums to top the Billboard Country albums chart and earned a whole new legion of fans. In 2014, Rucker won his third career GRAMMY award for Best Solo Country Performance for his triple platinum selling cover of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” off his album, True Believers. Rucker’s first two country albums, Learn To Live and Charleston, SC 1966 produced five No. 1 singles including “Come Back Song,” “This,” “Alright,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” and “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” Southern Style, his fourth studio country album, features his latest No. 1 single “Homegrown Honey,” co-written by Rucker, label mate Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Nathan Chapman. Rucker’s heartfelt new single, “If I Told You” is currently Top 15 and climbing the country charts. For more information and tour dates visit www.dariusrucker.com.
About TGR Live
For 20 years, TGR Live has exclusively organized and managed fundraising events supporting the Tiger Woods Foundation. It focuses solely on creating amazing experiences for the foundation’s clients at world-class events like the PGA TOUR’s Quicken Loans National, Genesis Open, and Hero World Challenge as well as Tiger Jam and the Tiger Woods Invitational presented by USLI. TGR Live provides a variety of services to the foundation, including hospitality management, public relations and marketing, tournament operations, and sponsor sales. While many TGR Live events are televised, TGR Live does not provide TV or video production. For more information, visit TGRLive.com.
About the Tiger Woods Foundation
We have humble beginnings and a simple, universal vision: we give students in need the right resources to ensure lifelong success in school, their communities and the working world. We don’t allow our students to exist with the labels or restrictions or stigmas. Instead, we empower them to exceed any and all expectations. The TGR Learning Lab unleashes the full capacity of students, preparing them for today’s jobs and the ones that don’t exist yet. Serving students in grades 5-12 in Anaheim, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Stuart, FL, our unique culture fosters development of the whole person while providing critical STEM skills and college prep. With one of the highest graduation rates in the US, the Earl Woods Scholar Program currently has 149 students attending universities nationwide. To celebrate our 20th year, we’re embarking on an ambitious expansion plan, bringing our unique philosophy and educational curriculum to millions of teachers and students around the world. Find more information at tigerwoodsfoundation.org or follow us at @TWFoundation.
About MGM GRAND
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is “The Entertainment Authority,” creating the ultimate Las Vegas experience. The hotel features the astonishing KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; world-famous dance crew Jabbawockeez; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; master illusionist David Copperfield; a flagship Topgolf location; and world-class entertainment at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. MGM Grand offers signature restaurants by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, Masaharu Morimoto’s Morimoto Las Vegas, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and Michelin three star and Forbes Five-Star restaurant, Joël Robuchon. The resort recently remodeled all of the rooms and suites in its main tower and launched the industry’s first-ever STAY WELL Collection. MGM Grand is home to many of today’s hottest DJs including Tiësto, Calvin Harris and Steve Aoki who share residencies between Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub and WET REPUBLIC, The Strip’s hottest day life destination. The hotel also features a state-of-the-art, non-smoking Five Green Key conference center, the Grand Spa, Cristophe Salon and an inviting six-acre pool complex. Upscale accommodations include SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand, an exclusive boutique luxury hotel within the hotel and The Signature at MGM Grand, a luxury all-suite, non-gaming hotel located adjacent to the main resort. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mgmgrand.com, call toll free at (877) 880-0880 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
About World Poker Tour
World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 15th season, which airs on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States. Season XV of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com and PlayWPT.com. ClubWPT.com is a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 35 states across the United States. PlayWPT.com is a social gaming platform offering free-to-play poker and slots with innovative features and state-of-the-art creative elements inspired by WPT’s 15 years of experience in gaming entertainment. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Ourgame International Holdings, Ltd. For more information, go to WPT.com.