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Darius Rucker returns for July concert in Vail

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VAIL CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily/Jim WrightDarius Rucker will return to town for a concert July 5. Tickets for the show are on sale now.

VAIL –Capitol recording artist, country star and friend of the Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI), Darius Rucker returns for his second year as headliner of the Institute’s annual summer fundraising show. The event, aptly titled “Encore” in consideration of Rucker’s return, takes place July 5 at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail. All proceeds from the concert will aid continued exploration and study into new treatments for orthopedic injuries and conditions-most notably in the area of arthritis.

Tickets, ranging in price from $20 to $50 each, are on sale now. Attendees may choose to attend the concert only or they may purchase a special VIP ticket package for $225 per person. This includes the concert at the amphitheater followed by a sit down dinner and auction at the Four Seasons resort.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Darius will be performing again this summer,” says Director of Special Events for SPRI, Sheri Wharton. “Darius understands the importance of advanced sports medicine and breakthroughs in orthopedic research.”

Rucker is a former patient of Dr. Steadman.

“As a former patient of Dr. Steadman, I try to keep up with sports medicine and what they [SPRI] are doing is always on the cutting-edge of orthopedic technology and surgery,” Rucker said. “I respect everyone associated with The Steadman Philippon Research Institute and I support what they do. It’s an honor to play for them and for everyone who will be attending this special event.”

For concert tickets only, call the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater box office at 1-888-920-2787. Tickets are on sale now. This concert did sell out last year. VIP includes preferred seating at the concert and a sit-down dinner, with live and silent auctions at the Four Seasons in Vail. VIP tickets can be purchased by contacting Sheri Wharton at swharton@sprivail.org or calling 970-479-5788.

For more information about The Steadman Philippon Research Institute visit http://www.sprivail.org.

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