Darius Rucker announces ninth annual Darius and Friends benefit concert

ABC/Image Group LADarius Rucker will return to Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on June 4 for his ninth annual benefit concert for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Dubbed Darius and Friends, the concert will include performances by the country singer and some of his famous pals.

“When you see first-hand what this organization can do for families, it’s remarkable,” Darius says in a statement. “Over the years we’ve met so many survivors, families of patients and volunteers whose lives have been changed by St. Jude. It’s one of my favorite shows of the year.”

An official artist lineup will be announced in the coming weeks. In previous years, the singer has been joined by artists including Luke BryanLuke CombsRandy HouserCharles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, and Kenny Rogers, among others.

Pre-sale tickets for the concert go on sale beginning today, while tickets to the general public are available April 20 via Ticketmaster. In the past nine years, Darius has helped to raise over $1 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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