Lainey Wilson and Counting Crows to Perform at the John Deere Classic

Grammy award winning Country music superstar Lainey Wilson and legendary rockers Counting Crows will perform at this year’s John Deere Classic, continuing the tournament’s highly successful Concerts on Course series, which debuted last year.

Wilson, who recently won her first Grammy for her critically acclaimed record, “Bell Bottom Country,” was also honored as Country Music Association’s (CMA) Entertainer of the Year. She will perform Sunday, July 7.

Counting Crows, who burst onto the scene in 1993 and is known as one of the pre-eminent live touring rock bands, will take the greenside stage on Saturday, July 6.

“The John Deere Classic is more than thrilled to welcome CMA Entertainer of the Year Lainey Wilson and one of the music industry’s top live bands, Counting Crows, to perform at this year’s tournament,” said tournament director Andrew Lehman. “It is going to be a weekend of great golf, great music and great fun for our fans.”

Longtime tournament sponsor John Deere pioneered the Concert on Course series.

“Building off the momentum of last year’s John Deere Classic that brought record crowds to TPC Deere Run for an engaging blend of live music and golf, we are excited to announce another powerful concert lineup,” said Mara Downing, Vice President, Global Brand and Communications. “When we renewed our contract with the PGA TOUR, we wanted to evolve to attract new and traditional fans to this world-class event.”

The performances are scheduled to take place along the 18th fairway at approximately 5:45 p.m., a short time after golf concludes, as it did last year, Lehman said. Fans will be seated on the hillside to golfer’s right of the fairway across from the stage. Tickets for the John Deere Classic go on sale on Wednesday, April 3rd.

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

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.