Friday, July 12, 2013

Dierks Bentley to Headline Country Cares Benefit Concert

Dierks will make a special trip to his home state this month to headline the Country Cares Concert, benefiting The Granite Mountain Hot Shots on Monday, July 22. The show will take place at Tim’s Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, AZ.

VIP Packages and Individual Tickets go on sale today, Friday, July 12 @ 10am MST at and at Tim’s Toyota Center box office.

VIP Package ($351) includes:
-Artist pre show reception
-One ticket in rows 2-5
-Event t-shirt



Proceeds from the concert will go to the United Phoenix Firefighters Charities who will distribute the proceeds of this show directly to the 19 families.

Here's an excerpt from

When the country star [Dierks Bentley] learned that 51 children were left fatherless following the devastating Arizona wildfire that killed 19 elite firefighters on June 30, the Phoenix native knew he wanted to help.

With his only day off for the rest of July, Bentley, 37, is hosting the July 22 "Country Cares Concert" in Prescott Valley, Ariz., to raise money for the fallen families affected by the deadliest firefighter loss since the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attacks.

"We want to make as much for those families as we can and hopefully start something that will continue on long after the music is over as far as remembering the firefighters and their families and these kids that live on as well," Bentley said, the Associated Press reports. "We want to help get something rolling to look after them and help them move forward."

The 19 members of the elite Granite Mountain Hotshots died battling an out of control wildfire in Yarnell, Ariz., a small town about 85 miles northwest of Phoenix, after lightning ignited the blaze on June 28th and shifting winds blocked their ability to escape. The firefighters were based in nearby Prescott – where Bentley's benefit concert will take place.

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