Concerts at Travelers Championship
May 10, 2011 | Updated 12:38 PM EST
Golf fans will get
a chance to see some big names in music during this year's Travelers
Eddie Money and
Huey Lewis and the News will both be playing concerts during the tournament week
in June, according to tournament officials. The REACH Concert Series is a
partnership with The REACH Foundation. The group raises money for charities,
such as Make-A-Wish, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Petit Family
"Huey Lewis and
the News and Eddie Money have been entertaining fans for decades and we are
excited to have them join us this June," Travelers Championship Tournament
Director Nathan Grube said.
Eddie Money, who
had hits in the '80s with "Two Tickets to Paradise", "Take Me Home Tonight" and "Shakin'", will
perform Wednesday, June 22 in the Fan Zone at the TPC at River Highlands in
Cromwell. The concert will take place around 7 p.m., just after the last players
from that day's celebrity pro-am finish their rounds.
With hits like
"Power of Love", "Hip To Be Square" and " Heart of
Rock-n-Roll", Huey Lewis and the News have been entertaining fans for nearly 30
years. The group will perform in the Fan Zone Saturday, June 25 after the
conclusion of play.
Fans who buy
tickets to the golf on either of those days will be able to stay for the concert
the same night.
Championship week gets underway June 20, with tournament play beginning June 23.
Defending champion Bubba Watson will be playing in this year's tournament, along
with other fan favorites Vijay Singh, John Daly, Anthony Kim and Padraig