EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSGREENBRIER CONCERT SERIES
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Four Big Names Headline Golf Tournament's Music Event
Reported by: Kennie Bass
Videographer: Matt Durrett
Web Producer: Kennie Bass
Reported: Feb. 10, 2012 8:15 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 10, 2012 8:34 PM EST
White Sulphur Springs , West Virginia
Country music superstar Toby Keith is one of the big names set to appear on the Greenbrier Classic Concert stage this summer.
The patriotic crooner appears on Wednesday, July 4th.
Greenbrier Owner Jim Justice says there are three concerts connected to the Greenbrier Classic Golf Tournament this year. In addition to Keith, Rod Stewart and Lionel Richie will perform on Friday, July 6th.
The next night on Saturday, July 7th New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi take the spotlight.
The tourney's field is still being set, but the event's director says the concert series and the Greenbrier's famous hospitality makes it easier to convince world-class golfers to come and play in West Virginia.
Justice also announced a talent search connected with the golf tournament called "The Greenbrier's Got Country Class."
Country acts will audition in Nashville and at The Greenbrier through March and April, with the winner getting a recording contract and the chance to open for Keith on July 4th.
To get into the concerts,you have to buy a Grounds Badge to the golf tournament. Those cost $159 until the end of April. After that, they go up to $189.
For more information, go to www.greenbrierclassic.com.
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