NASHVILLE, TN – Sept. 29, 2011 – Multi-platinum country music star Dierks Bentley’s Miles & Music for Kids charity motorcycle ride and concert in Chicago, IL on Oct. 9 is sold out. This marks the event’s fastest advance sell out in its six year history. Thousands of fans will join Bentley for the outdoor block party next Sunday to raise money for Chicago’s Children’s Memorial Hospital. Artists slated to join Bentley for the jam-style concert include Eli Young Band, Jerrod Niemann, Tyler Reeve, Matt Mason and welcoming station US99’s Lisa Dent as emcee.
“It’s further proof that country music fans and bikers have the biggest hearts out there,” said Bentley. “It’s always fun taking this event into new cities and raising money for the local hospitals. We are looking forward to a big day in Chicago!”
Over the event’s six-year history, it has raised an impressive $1.6 million for children’s hospitals in Nashville, Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, Seattle, Columbus and tickets are still available for the upcoming sixth annual event in Nashville, TN. The event is presented annually by Nationwide Insurance and also sponsor by CMT One Country.
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