Guaranteed seating available for Darius Rucker’s Vail show |

Guaranteed seating available for Darius Rucker’s Vail show

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
AP PhotoDarius Rucker performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans in April

VAIL, Colo. – A limited number of guaranteed tickets will be available Friday for Darius Rucker’s July 8 fundraising concert for the Steadman Philippon Research Institute at Vail’s Ford Amphitheater.

The tickets cost $40 with $38 going directly to fund the institute’s research.

“We had an overwhelming response for tickets to Darius Rucker’s special performance,” said Sheri Wharton, the institute’s director of special events.

Free tickets for lawn seating will be available on July 6 at 11 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rucker, former lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish, is a former patient of Dr. Richard Steadman’s and agreed to do the special performance. Tickets to attend the entire fundraising event, “History in the Making,” cost $225 and include special VIP seating, dinner at Larkspur restaurant and a live and silent auction. All proceeds from these tickets go to the institute for research and education in the areas of arthritis, healing, rehabilitation and injury.

Rucker’s first country music album, “Learn to Live,” debuted as No. 1 on Billboard charts following the No. 1 debut of his first country music single, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.”

VIP tickets to History in the Making can be purchased by contacting Sheri Wharton at 970-479-5788 or Guaranteed admission tickets are available Friday only through Gerald R. Ford amphitheater by calling 1-888-920-2787 or online at Free lawn seating tickets are available starting on July 6 at 11 a.m. at the Gerald R. Ford amphitheater box office. All guests must have a ticket for admission, including those attending in the free lawn seating area.

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