DICK'S Sporting Goods Open Announces 2019 Friday Night Concert Act

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2019 DICK'S Sporting Goods Open - Keith Urban

(VESTAL, NY) – Broome County Community Charities, Inc. and DICK’S Sporting Goods are proud to announce that the newly crowned 2018 CMA Entertainer of the Year, Keith Urban, will be bringing his GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2019 to the 13th annual DICK’S Sporting Goods Open.  Endicott will host the four-time GRAMMY Award Winner following the completion of the First Round of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Open, a PGA TOUR Champions (Official Event) on Friday August 16th.  


The DICK’S Sporting Goods Open performance will join Urban’s Graffiti U World Tour 2019, promoting his 2018 CMA nominated Album of the Year of the same name.  This follows RipCORD’s five #1’s, including “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” which won Best Single at the 2017 CMA Awards and Favorite Country Song at the American Music Awards, where he also collected trophies for Favorite Country Album and Favorite Male Country Artist. 


In 2001, the Country Music Association honored Urban with its Horizon Award; he was the first Horizon Award winner in history to go on to win the CMA’s Male Vocalist of the Year, a title he’s captured three times, and the coveted Entertainer of the Year.  The 2015 CMA Awards brought Urban his third win for Vocal Event of the Year for “Raise ‘Em Up” featuring Eric Church. It marked the first time in history that an artist has received the award in three consecutive years. 


Besides four Grammy Awards, Urban has won thirteen Country Music Association Awards, eleven Academy of Country Music Awards, four People’s Choice Awards and four American Music Awards. He is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry. 


“We are thrilled to have 2018 CMA Entertainer of the Year join us this August as part of the 2019 DICK’S Sporting Goods Open,” said Tournament Director John Karedes. “Keith’s reputation as a premier songwriter, vocalist, musician and virtuoso guitarist precedes him and we can’t wait to see him perform in Endicott,” added Karedes.


The DICK’S Sporting Goods Open will be hosted at En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott, NY August 12th – 18th.   Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday December 14th at 10 AM at Ticketmaster.com.  The ticket will allow the holder to enjoy both Friday’s First Round of PGA TOUR Champions Golf and the Friday Night Concert.


For Sponsorship and Ticket information, please call the Tournament Office at (315) 396-6262.



Media Contact: 

John Karedes/ Tournament Director / DICK’S Sporting Goods Open



About PGA TOUR Champions

PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 35 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2019, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule will include 27 tournaments across the United States, Japan, England and Canada, with purses totaling more than $58 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at PGATOUR.com, Facebook, Twitter (@ChampionsTour) and Instagram @pgatourchampions.


About DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. 

Founded in 1948, DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of November 1, 2018, the Company operated 732 DICK'S Sporting Goods locations across the United States, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops dedicated to Team Sports, Athletic Apparel, Golf, Lodge/Outdoor, Fitness and Footwear.

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK'S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream specialty stores, as well as DICK'S Team Sports HQ, an all-in-one youth sports digital platform offering a comprehensive range of services including technology solutions such as online registration and league management services, and mobile apps for scheduling, communications and live scorekeeping; team gear such as uniforms and equipment,  fan wear, and access to donations and sponsorships. DICK'S offers its products through a content-rich eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront. For more information, visit the Press Room or Investor Relations pages at dicks.com.


About Broome County Community Charities, Inc.

Broome County Community Charities, Inc. has been the cornerstone of professional golf in Central New York since the first event was held in 1971. As host of the PGA TOUR's B.C. Open and Champions Tour DICK’S Sporting Goods Open, Broome County Community Charities has contributed over $17 million to numerous local charities. Our primary charitable recipients are the Lourdes Hospital Foundation and United Health Services Foundation. Additionally, local service clubs such as Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions who assist in the operation of the tournament, have received substantial dollars for their charitable organizations.  We are the two-time recipient of the prestigious Presidents Award, the highest honor on the Champions Tour.  Our website is www.dsgopen.com. Follow us at Facebook.com/dsgopen and on Twitter @Dicksopengolf


Post Date

Nov 30th 2018