Not one, but two top country music stars will share top billing at the fourth Valspar LIVE! event at the 2018 Valspar Championship. Jake Owen and Dustin Lynch will each perform on the Lynch Osprey Driving Range adjacent to the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort, which will be after the conclusion of play on Saturday, March 10 at approximately 6:30 p.m. and is free of charge to all Saturday tournament ticketholders. Each is slated to play a 45-minute show full of their many hits.
Owen and Lynch follow on the heels of The Band Perry (2015), Rascal Flatts (2016) and Toby Keith (2017) as feature acts for tournament patrons. Tickets are now on sale for Saturday and prospective patrons are reminded that Valspar LIVE! Saturday was a sellout last year, the first in tournament history.
Owen has had six No. 1 country singles off his five studio albums since 2006, most recently “American Country Love Song.” He won the Breakthrough Artist of the Year award at the 2012 American Country Awards. A fine golfer, he was born in Winter Haven, graduated from Vero Beach High School and began his music career as a student at Florida State. He will play in his first professional golf tournament this May in the Web.com Tour’s Nashville Open.
Lynch has had five singles hit number one on the American Country Airplay chart, most recently last summer’s “Small Town Boy” from his third album “Current Mood.” All three of Lynch’s albums have reached at least the number two spot on Billboard’s US Country chart. A native of Tullahoma, Tennessee, Lynch earned a degree in chemistry from Lipscomb University and considered attending medical school.
The Valspar LIVE! concert is produced by the Valspar Championship in conjunction with Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road. The primary promotional partner of the concert is iHeartMedia Tampa Bay’s US 103.5FM.
About Copperhead Charities, Inc.
Copperhead Charities history of supporting charities through professional golf dates back to 1977, with funds generated exceeding $38 million. The 2018 Valspar Championship, is the 18th full-field PGA TOUR event sponsored by the Copperheads (General Chairman Keith Robinson, Vice Chairman Jim Eisch). Over 160 Tampa Bay area civic and business leaders are members of The Copperheads. The tournament is managed by Pro Links Sports with Executive Director Hollis Cavner and Tournament Director Tracy West.
Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc.
Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, owned by the City of Clearwater, manages and operates 2,200-seat Ruth Eckerd Hall, the 200-seat Murray Theatre, the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts, the 750-seat Capitol Theatre and Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road. Our mission is: Changing lives through the performing arts.
Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road
Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road books and produces a number of off-site events including Friends of Music Member Appreciation Concerts, Blast Friday, the Tampa Bay Rays Summer Concert Series, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday and events in other partner venues including The Palladium, the Tampa Theatre and the Amalie Arena. In 2016, industry trade publication Pollstar named Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road #34 in the world and #19 in the United States of concert promoters.
iHeartMedia Tampa Bay
iHeartMedia Tampa Bay owns and operates WFUS-FM and is part of iHeartMedia. With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 87 million monthly digital uniques, over 75 million social followers and 196 million monthly consumers of its Total Traffic and Weather Network, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles. iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 700 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 70 million users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.