Country music stars Chris Young, Big & Rich to play at Valspar PGA Tournament in Palm Harbor

PALM HARBOR — Country music star Chris Young will headline a live concert at the end of the day on March 19 at the Valspar PGA Tournament at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor. Young will be joined by special Big & Rich guests in a concert on the greens which will be included in that day’s admission.

The Valspar PGA Championship kicks off a week of events at the Copperhead course in Innisbrook starting March 14. This year’s tournament will start to look like it did before the pandemic, organizers said.

Tournament director Tracy West said earlier this year that there would be no limitations on allowed fans and no mask mandates. The 2020 tournament has been cancelled. Last year, attendance was limited to 20-30% of Innisbrook’s available capacity and masks were required except when eating or drinking.

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The tournament had added more of a festival element in recent years with food trucks and sand sculptures and celebrity chefs.

The concert will take place on the Osprey Driving Range adjacent to the Copperhead course after play ends around 6:30 p.m. on March 19.

Big Kenny, left, and John Rich, shown here at a 2011 concert in Nashville, Tennessee, will open for Chris Young at a concert at the end of the day of play at the Valspar PGA Tournament on 19 March. [ Associated Press (2011) ]

Multi-platinum country music star Chris Young will headline with a hit-packed set that highlights his 12 chart toppers, including back-to-back No. 1s Loss of sleep, sober Saturday night, think of you and I’m coming. The Grammy and ACM nominated singer landed on Billboard‘s list of the top 20 country artists of the 2010s.

Country duo Big & Rich consists of William Kenneth Alphin, better known by his stage name Big Kenny, and John Rich. They release their first album, the triple platinum Horse of a different color in 2004. They remain a constant presence in country music with songs like Save a horse, ride a cowboy) continues to be broadcast frequently on the radio.

Among the players who have entered the Valspar tournament are world number 3 Dustin Johnson, number 16 Brooks Koepka and defending Valspar champion Sam Burns.

Daily tickets cost between $55 and $70, and weekly tickets and packages are available online at valsparchampionship.com/tickets-packages.

Returning champion Sam Burns will play this year at the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort in Palm Harbor.
Returning champion Sam Burns will play this year at the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort in Palm Harbor. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times (2021) ]

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