The headliner for the most anticipated concert of the year has been announced, country music superstar Keith Urban will perform Friday night of the 2019 Dick’s Sporting Goods Open.
The announcement was made Friday at the tournament’s headquarters in Vestal.
Urban is a four-time Grammy award winner and recently won Entertainer of the Year at the 2018 Country Music Association awards.
He’s currently in the midst of a two year tour in support of his Graffiti U album.
Tournament Director John Karedes said the booking came together quickly in the past 3 days with the assistance of local promoter Stu Green of Magic City Productions.
Karedes said the Open’s string of successful shows has proven to the concert industry that En-Joie Golf Course is a great venue. “Our reputation now certainly speaks volumes to the agencies. The agencies know that we can host a premier event, we have the facilities and there’s no question because it’s a golf tournament anymore. It’s ‘Let’s see if we can make this work.'”
Karedes said that by announcing the concert early this year, people can purchase tickets as Christmas gifts.
Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster beginning Friday December 14th.
However, tournament sponsorship packages that include concert tickets are already available.
For information, call the Open office at 205-1500.
The tournament runs from August 12th through the 18th next year with the concert on the 16th.
No word on whether Urban’s wife, actress Nicole Kidman will accompany him, but Karedes said she’s very welcome to attend.
Click here for ticket information: Ticketmaster.com.