Darius Rucker’s 14th Annual “Darius and Friends” Fundraiser Helps to Raise $560,000 for St. Jude

Darius Rucker recently held his 14th annual “Darius and Friends” benefit concert and a corresponding golf tournament and silent auction this week. This year’s event raised an all-time high of $560,000 for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

“We started this to be the first thing at CMA Fest and you guys have now made it a tradition,” Rucker shared with fans at the sold-out Ryman Auditorium as he opened the night that indeed has come to serve as an unofficial kickoff to CMA Fest as fans descend on Music City each summer. “Thank y’all for coming out. Thank you for supporting St. Jude.”

HARDY, Jake Owen, Jelly Roll, Megan Moroney, and Vince Gill surprised the crowd as Rucker’s special guests.

The annual fundraising event helps ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food – so they can focus on helping their child live.  Since its inception, the concert and golf tournament has helped to raise over $3.6 million for St. Jude.

Full 14th Annual “Darius & Friends” Set List:
Darius Rucker: “Alright,” “Radio,” “Southern State of Mind”
Jake Owen: “Down to the Honkytonk,” “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound”
Darius Rucker: “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” “For The First Time,” “Fires Don’t Start Themselves”
Megan Moroney: “I’m Not Pretty,” “Tennessee Orange,” “Girl in the Mirror”
Darius Rucker: “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” “This”
Vince Gill: “Whenever You Come Around,” “When I Call Your Name,” “Go Rest High on That Mountain”
Darius Rucker: “Beers and Sunshine,” “If I Told You,” “Hold My Hand,” “Let Her Cry”
Jelly Roll: “Son of a Sinner,” “Need a Favor”
Darius Rucker: “Homegrown Honey,” “Only Wanna Be With You,” “Comeback Song”
HARDY: “A Rock,” “Unapologetically Country as Hell”
Encore – Darius Rucker: “Valerie,” “Hands On Me,” “Friends in Low Places,” “No Diggity,” “Wagon Wheel,” “Purple Rain”