August 17, 2010 – Multi-platinum country music star Dierks Bentley will host his fifth annual “Miles & Music for Kids” celebrity motorcycle ride and benefit concert on Oct. 17 in Nashville. In only five years, the event has attracted over 30,000 fans and raised an impressive $1.2 million for children’s hospitals in Nashville, Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth and Atlanta.
“Miles and Music is one of the greatest things we do all year,” says Bentley. “The Nashville community has been coming out year after year to support us...crazy to think we’ve been doing it for five years now. So many people contribute their time and money to make this a success...looking forward to making year #5 bigger and better than ever.”
This year, the hour-long motorcycle ride will kick off at a new location, Harley-Davidson of Columbia (1616 Harley Davidson Blvd., Columbia, TN), and end at Riverfront Park in downtown Nashville with a concert featuring Bentley and special guests including Miranda Lambert and Jerrod Niemann. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets for the family-friendly event go on sale on Fri., Aug. 20 through Ticketmaster. Tickets for the ride, concert and commemorative T-shirt are $50, or those looking to attend the concert only can purchase tickets for $20. Special VIP packages are also available. Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, all proceeds from the Nashville event will benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
About Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt: The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is nationally recognized as a leading provider of pediatric health care services. Children’s Hospital is ranked as one of the top 25 children's hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report magazine in the specialty areas of urology, neonatology, digestive disorders, orthopaedics, heart/heart surgery and is ranked 15th in the nation by Parents magazine. A 238 bed facility, Children’s Hospital provides the highest level of pediatric care and is also a top-level teaching and research facility. It features Centers of Excellence for the treatment of diabetes and congenital heart disorders, and offers treatment for cancer, organ and bone marrow transplants, level 1 pediatric trauma, developmental disorders and a neonatal intensive care unit with the highest designated level of care in the state.