Bryan, Eldredge join Bentley ride
Monday, September 30, 2013
– Dierks Bentley added Luke Bryan and Brett Eldredge to the all-star lineup of artists at his eighth annual "Miles & Music for Kids" celebrity motorcycle ride and concert on Sun., Nov. 3 in Nashville, he announced today.
Benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, this year's event kicks off CMA week and includes previously announced special guests Jake Owen and Easton Corbin. Riders will begin the day with Bentley at the Harley-Davidson of Columbia for a scenic hour-long motorcycle ride ending at downtown Nashville's Riverfront Park for a music-filled afternoon.
Tickets for the family-friendly event are available now through Ticketmaster.com. Fans can purchase a combo ticket for the ride and concert for $50 or individual concert tickets for $30. Special VIP packages are also available. All proceeds will benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, a Children's Miracle Network Hospital.
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