THE PLAYERS announces Jon Pardi as headline act for Military Appreciation Day Concert
January 15, 2019
- January 15, 2019
THE PLAYERS Military Appreciation Concert featuring Jon Pardi
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – With less than 60 days remaining before the best field in golf arrives at THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass for THE PLAYERS Championship from March 12-17, tournament officials announced today a strong lineup of military appreciation activities and programs for the 2019 event. A special performance by country music artist Jon Pardi will headline Military Appreciation Day on Tuesday, March 12, and is one of many military-focused events that honor the men and women of uniform, a longtime PGA TOUR tradition.
New this year, the Military Appreciation Day Ceremony will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the Concert will kick-off at 5:30 p.m. on the Island Green 17th hole. The Military Appreciation Day Ceremony and Concert is free to any Tuesday ticket holder; a Tuesday Stadium Pass starts at just $25. Parking is also free on Tuesday and Wednesday of tournament week.
Pardi joins an impressive list of country music stars who have performed on Military Appreciation Day, including Tim McGraw (2010), Darius Rucker (2011), Luke Bryan (2012), Dierks Bentley (2013), Jake Owen (2014), Big & Rich (2015), Toby Keith (2016), Sam Hunt (2017) and Luke Combs (2018).
“It is a dream come true to perform at THE PLAYERS and on the famous Island Green 17th hole, in front of so many passionate fans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces,” said Pardi. “I cannot wait to kick off one of the best sports events in the world with a performance that will get the crowd excited for a great week, while also honoring the men and women who serve our country every day. It’s going to be an incredibly special night.”
Jon Pardi's PLATINUM-certified album California Sunrise (Capitol Records Nashville) debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, earning him the 2017 CMA New Artist of The Year and ACM New Male Vocalist Of The Year. He dominated the top of the country music charts with consecutive #1 hits including "Dirt On My Boots," Platinum-selling "Head Over Boots" and "Heartache On The Dance Floor" (#1 on Mediabase). Pardi is currently touring nationwide with Dierks Bentley's Burning Man Tour and promoting his current single "Night Shift."
California Sunrise (Capitol Records Nashville) is the follow up to Write You A Song (Capitol Records Nashville), which debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and yielded Top 10 GOLD-selling song “Up All Night,” “What I Can’t Put Down,” “Missin’ You Crazy” and “When I’ve Been Drinkin” (all co-written by Pardi).
Pardi has also made National TV appearances on NBC's “Late Night With Seth Meyers," NBC's "TODAY" and ABC's “Good Morning America,” and has landed his name on several Best lists including the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone Country, Rhapsody and more. Since then, he’s toured with country music forerunners; Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Zac Brown Band and Dwight Yoakam. The West Coast native and fast-rising newcomer received multiple first-ever nominations at the 2017 CMA Awards, CMT Awards, ACM Awards and AMA Awards. For more information about Jon Pardi, visit www.jonpardi.com.
“As the son of a retired Naval Master Chief, Military Appreciation Day at THE PLAYERS holds a very special place in my heart,” said Adam Campbell, THE PLAYERS 2019 Tournament Chairman. “I am thrilled to have Jon Pardi join us in honoring our men and women of uniform. I know his concert is going to be an amazing experience for everyone involved.”