NASHVILLE, TN - Sep. 10, 2015 - Multi-PLATINUM entertainer Dierks Bentley alongside Riot Hospitality (RHG) will debut the new Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row in Tempe, AZ on September 17th. The second of the Whiskey Row restaurant concepts is located in the heart of Tempe's Mill Avenue District at 6th Street and Mill Avenue.

"I couldn't be happier about opening our second Whiskey Row location in Tempe," shares Bentley. "I grew up going to a lot of great bars and restaurants on Mill Avenue and I'm really excited about bringing my own concept to the area. With our unique country music culture and awesome food and drinks, the Tempe Whiskey Row location will be something very special."

"We've experienced tremendous success with the original Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row in Scottsdale and we're looking forward to expanding our concept to an entirely new entertainment destination like Mill Avenue," said Ryan Hibbert, CEO of RHG. "Not unlike our Scottsdale entertainment, Whiskey Row Tempe will be a place for the local community to connect and celebrate the cornerstones of our restaurant culture – unparalleled food and drinks, design, service and entertainment."

Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row in Tempe will showcase some of the restaurant's original favorites with daring new additions from Chef Samantha Roberts. Standout menu items include the Kale & Quinoa Salad, Mac & Cheese Burger, Southern Fries, Salmon BLT, Turkey Pretzel Melt and brunch offerings, along with more than 50 beers on tap and a unique selection of signature "cocktails on tap," craft cocktails from the tap that are then customized with a mixer of guest's choice. Whiskey Row Tempe will embody a "first-of-its-kind" culture with interactive entertainment complete with live music, country DJs and a back-porch style playground featuring corn hole, ping pong, foosball, shuffleboard, 55 televisions and more.

One of country music's most-respected and most-unpredictable careers, award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley continues to grow, as "his career skyrocketed to greater heights with the release of his seventh album, RISER" (San Jose Mercury News).  After spawning three consecutive No. one hits with "I Hold On," "Drunk On A Plane" and "Say You Do," he follows with the moving ballad "Riser" as the record's latest release. Bentley's six previous studio albums have sold more than five million copies, notched 13 chart-topping singles, earned 12 GRAMMY nominations, countless CMA, ACM and CMT nominations and membership at the Grand Ole Opry. Bentley is currently on the road selling out arenas and amphitheaters with his 2015 SOUND OF SUMMER TOUR, and recently sold-out his 10th Annual Miles & Music For Kids event in Nashville, TN within 30 minutes.

For more information, visit:www.dierks.com.

About Riot Hospitality Group
Founded in 2010, Riot Hospitality Group (RHG) is a Scottsdale-based restaurant management company which operates multiple nightclubs and restaurant/bars in Arizona and select U.S. markets. Ryan Hibbert, Mike Troyan, and Jon Wright form the partnership team of RHG.  RHG currently owns and operates five successful bar + restaurant concepts:  Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row (Tempe and Scottsdale, Ariz.) and El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria (Tempe, Ariz., Scottsdale, Ariz. and Chicago, Ill.)  RHG's newest concept, Farm and Craft, is slated to open February 2016 in Scottsdale, Ariz.  Riot Hospitality Group's plan is to continue its steady growth by setting itself and its unique restaurant + bar concepts apart from the competition.

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