DIERKS BENTLEY PLANS STOP IN CHICAGO, IL ON OCT. 9 FOR NATIONWIDE "MILES & MUSIC FOR KIDS"

Eli Young Band and Jerrod Niemann First Announced Special Guests

NASHVILLE, TN - Aug. 23, 2011 - Multi-platinum country star Dierks Bentley announced today that he will take his Miles & Music for Kids charity motorcycle ride and concert to Chicago, IL on Oct. 9.  Over the series' six-year history, Bentley has raised over $1.6 million for Children's Miracle Network hospitals and plans to donate the upcoming proceeds to Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital.

The first-ever Chicago stop for Miles & Music will depart from the Fox River Harley-Davidson  (131 S. Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174). The hour and a half long ride will end with a street festival outside of Joe's Bar (940 W. Weed St. Chicago 60642) for a jam-style concert featuring Bentley and friends Eli Young Band, Jerrod Niemann and more.

Tickets for the family-friendly event go on sale this Fri., Aug 26 at www.dierks.com. Tickets for the ride and concert are $40, or those looking to attend the concert only can purchase tickets for $20. Special VIP packages are also available.

Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville recording artist Jerrod Niemann is enjoying the success of his current hit, "One More Drinkin' Song," which follows his two RIAA-certified Gold Digital Singles, the Top Five "What Do You Want" and No. one "Lover, Lover."  Niemann co-produced and was a writer on 10 of the 12 songs on his acclaimed album, Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury, one of The New York Times' Top 10 Albums of 2010.

In 2009, Bentley joined forces with Nationwide Insurance, CMT ONE COUNTRY and the Children's Miracle Network to take the successful "Miles & Music for Kids" benefit on the road, and has since visited five cities in addition to his annual Nashville event. For the latest news and ongoing artist announcements, visit www.dierks.com.

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Mary Hilliard Harrington/Tyne Whitten
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Taryn Pray
Capitol Nashville
(615) 269-2000
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