Darius Rucker Sets Date for 2022 Darius & Friends Benefit Show
For the 13th year, Darius Rucker will be gathering his friends together for a good cause. The country singer has announced that his annual Darius & Friends benefit concert will return to Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on Monday, June 6.
The show is a major fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and has raised more than $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 it not only raises funds for a very important cause, but it also allows me to bring together some of my best friends in Nashville for a fun night of incredible music.”
Fans will find out who this year's "friends" are when Rucker announces the full lineup in the coming weeks. In years past, Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde, Kenny Rogers and many more have joined the show.
Darius & Friends is a part of the "Beers and Sunshine" singer's support of St. Jude. Nearly 15 years ago, Rucker committed himself to furthering their work to end childhood cancer after touring the hospital.
“You see these kids who are sick, and they’re so happy to be there, because their caregivers are so loving and giving to them," Rucker told Nashville's Tennessean newspaper in 2021, looking back on his first visit to the facility in 2008. "And then you find out that nobody ever gets a bill. That blew me away. I was just like, ‘We’ll figure out some 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 10AM CT on Friday (April 8) at AXS.com.