Country’s Jake Owen to Play Benefit Concert for Birdies for Charity Bonus Fund

Country music star Jake Owen will play a concert benefiting the John Deere Classic’s Birdies for Charity program on April 19 at Rhythm City Casino Resort in Davenport, tournament officials announced today.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. today and are available online here.

Proceeds from the concert will go to the Birdies for Charity Bonus Fund, which, as its name suggests, is used to finance bonus payments to the more than 450 charities that participate in the Birdies program annually. The more money in the Bonus Fund, the more of a bonus that can be paid to participating charities.

“We are thrilled that Jake Owen is going to be performing a concert in town that will benefit the Birdies Bonus Fund,” said tournament director Andrew Lehman. “Jake is extremely popular in our community, and we’re excited to be able to bring him here. With charities doing such a great job of raising money for their organizations, it’s incumbent upon us to make sure we support them with meaningful bonus payments.”

The concert is co-sponsored by Rhythm City Casino and Quad City Bank & Trust.

“We are thrilled to co-present this exciting event featuring country music star Jake Owen in support of the John Deere Classic’s Birdies for Charity Bonus Fund,” said Mo Hyder, regional vice-president of Rhythm City. “By attending this concert on April 19 at Rhythm City Casino Resort in Davenport, attendees will not only enjoy fantastic music but also contribute to a worthy cause. Proceeds from this event will directly benefit the

Bonus Fund, ensuring that even more charities receive essential support. Join us for a night of great music and meaningful impact!”

Jake Owen burst onto the country music scene in 2006 and was named Top New Male Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music (ACM) in 2008, the same year the ACM named his song “Down in the Honkytonk” Single of the Year. Since then several other albums and singles have reached the top 10 on the country music charts.

The 53rd edition of the Quad Cities’ PGA Tour event will be conducted the week of July 3-7 at TPC Deere Run in Silvis with Sepp Straka as defending champion. The tournament will offer a $7.8 million purse.

The John Deere Classic, which includes Birdies for Charity, is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization located in the John Deere Classic tournament offices at 15623 Coaltown Road, East Moline, Illinois.  Since its founding in 1971, the tournament has helped raise more than $174 million for charity.