Country music star Dierks Bentley announced his 8th annual Miles and Music for Kids event. The fundraiser includes an hour-long celebrity motorcycle ride and a concert in Nashville, Tennessee. This year’s Miles and Music will take place on November 5, 2013. Proceeds will benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
In the past, Dierks Bentley has raised over two million dollars for Children’s Miracle Network. Last year, the concert had to be cancelled due to poor weather, so Bentley is putting extra effort into making the concert extra special. Fellow stars Jake Owen and Easton Corbin are already confirmed to perform at the show. The event also takes place the same week as the country music awards, so Bentley is counting on the extra attention on country music during that time to help make the event a success.
Tickets for the concert are already available. They start at thirty dollars for general admission and go up to a three hundred dollar VIP ticket that gets you ride privileges with the celebrity pack up front. The VIP tickets also include a t-shirt and a special concert seat with access to a reception and meet and greet.
Dierks Bentley is a multiplatinum artist with Capitol Records. He grew up in Arizona, but made Nashville his home after attending Vanderbilt University. He currently lives there with his wife and two daughters. The Bentleys are expecting their third child, a boy, later this year.
Earlier this summer, Dierks Bentley gave another charity concert for families of firefighters in Arizona. A wild fire near Prescott, Arizona killed 19 firefighters who were members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a specialized wild fire unit. Bentley and several artists raised nearly five hundred thousand dollars to help families recover form the loss.