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Grammy Award Winner Darius Rucker Returns to Vail to Headline “Rock the Research” Fundraising Event for the Steadman Philippon Research Institute

Rucker returns July 14 for his fourth visit to annual sports medicine fundraiser at the Gerald Ford Amphitheater – tickets on sale at RockTheResearch.com.

Vail, Colorado (PRWEB) May 23, 2014

Grammy Award-winning country music superstar Darius Rucker will headline the “Rock the Research” summer fundraising concert to benefit the Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI). The annual event is scheduled for Monday, July 14 at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, Colorado. Tickets are available at RockTheResearch.com.

This will mark Rucker’s fourth appearance at the SPRI event and first since 2012.

“Darius is a fantastic performer who always puts on a great show,” said Richard Steadman, M.D. Founder of The Steadman Clinic and Co-Chairman of SPRI, “but what makes his concerts here so special is that he is also a former patient of ours who embraces our mission of helping keep people active. We are grateful for Darius’ support and know this year’s concert and dinner will be another unforgettable event.”

As the lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish, Rucker was one of the most popular frontmen in mainstream pop/rock during the mid-'90s. The Grammy Award-winning band charted six Top 40 hits on the Billboard 100.

Rucker moved on to a solo recording and performing career, focusing primarily on country music. In 2009, he became the first African-American to win the New Artist Award from the Country Music Association and only the second African-American to win any award from the association.

Rucker’s rendition of “Wagon Wheel” won the Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in January.

Dr. Steadman founded The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute over 25 years ago. Partnered together, The Steadman Clinic and SPRI work toward advancing sports medicine research, education and world-class medical treatment for all sports-related injuries.

Proceeds from “Rock the Research” and the corresponding live auction will fund new research related to sports injury prevention and innovative treatments for orthopaedic injuries and musculoskeletal conditions. This includes the prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis, as well as new initiatives to prevent sports injuries in youth.

Sponsorships are available and tickets for the concert, as well as VIP dinner and live auction, are on sale now.

Ticket information follows:

Concert Only: Lawn - $25, Reserved (Pavilion) - $75 
Purchase tickets online: RockTheResearch.com

VIP: $275 per person 
All-inclusive tickets include pre-concert appetizers and drinks, pavilion concert seats, dinner (catered by Larkspur Restaurant), live auction and dancing in the tent following the concert. To purchase tickets, please contact Lynda Sampson: info(at)rocktheresearch(dot)com or 970.479.1563

To stay current on event information, visit RockTheResearch.com or follow Steadman Philippon Research Institute on Facebook at Facebook.com/SteadmanPhilippon.


About Steadman Philippon Research Institute: The Steadman Philippon Research Institute is a nonprofit charitable organization based in Vail, Colo. The Institute seeks to keep people physically active late into life through pioneering orthopedic research and education. For more information about The Steadman Philippon Research Institute visit sprivail.org

Contact Information
Lynda Sampson
The Steadman Philippon Research Institute
+1 (970) 479-1563
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