LAS VEGAS -- On April 30, two Grammy Award-winning artists will take the stage at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas for the 2011 Tiger Jam, an exclusive, VIP concert event. Keith Urban and John Mayer will join forces for an exciting evening that benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation.
"I'm thrilled these two talented musicians are joining us for Tiger Jam," event host Tiger Woods said. "We have had so much success with this event over the last 13 years, raising more than $12 million for programs of my Foundation, and we are excited to continue that tradition."
Saturday evening's highlights will include top-notch epicurean fare and exclusive live and silent auctions featuring one-of-a-kind luxury items. Following the dinner and auctions, the celebration will progress to the Mandalay Bay Events Center stage, where Woods will welcome Grammy Award-winners Urban and Mayer for an exciting performance.
Concert tickets starting at $70 -- not including applicable service charges -- go on sale Saturday, Feb. 26, and will be available at all Ticketmaster locations (select Smith's Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at Ticketmaster.com. For more information on 2011 Tiger Jam sponsorship opportunities or to attend the dinner and auction, please call (949) 725-3003.
About Keith Urban: In 2001, the Country Music Association honored Keith Urban with its Horizon Award, designating him a talented artist with a bright future. He is the first Horizon Award winner in history to go on to win the CMA's Male Artist of the Year -- a title he's captured three times -- and the coveted Entertainer of the Year. Nine years and 15 million albums later, Keith is a three-time Grammy Award-winner, who has also won a People's Choice, American Music Award and five Academy of Country Music Awards. He's had 11 No. 1s, including 24 top-five hits and two consecutive No. 1 CDs. His latest, Get Closer, hit stores last November.
In December 2009, Urban was named the year's most played country artist (at radio) thanks to No. 1 hits such as "Sweet Thing," "You'll Think of Me," "Only You Can Love Me This Way," "Better Life" and "Days Go By." In addition, his 2002 smash "Somebody Like You" was named the No. 1 Country Song of the Decade by Nielsen BDS (based on radio airplay and audience impressions). His reputation as an elite songwriter, musician, vocalist and virtuoso guitarist is no more evident than when he is onstage. His electrifying concerts have played to sold-out venues from Australia to Germany to England to Canada and the United States.
About John Mayer: John Mayer consistently combines word craft and melody and has earned the rarefied status as a respected songwriter and musician. As one of few musicians to achieve both critical acclaim and popular appeal, the seven-time Grammy Award-winner has earned accolades for each album release while selling in excess of 17 million albums worldwide. Known as a musician who defies genre boundaries, John Mayer is well known for collaborations with a range of artists. From rock to blues, hip-hop to jazz to country, Mayer has performed and/or recorded with Eric Clapton, BB King, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Burnett, Herbie Hancock, Dixie Chicks, Jay Z and Alicia Keys.
About Tiger Jam and the Tiger Woods Foundation: Since its creation in 1998, Tiger Jam has raised more than $12 million for programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation through its sold-out performances and one-of-a-kind auction items. Since 1996, the Tiger Woods Foundation has reached more than 10 million young people by delivering unique experiences and innovative educational opportunities for youth worldwide. Specific programs of the Foundation include the Tiger Woods Learning Center, a one-of-a-kind education facility custom-built for the underserved youth of Southern California and Washington, D.C. Everything at the Learning Center is about active participation and hands-on learning. Students in grades 5-12 participate in classes ranging from forensic science to graphic design. The Foundation has also helped send 35 bright, young students to college through the Earl Woods Scholarship Program. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years, with students chosen based on demonstrated financial need and a proven commitment to community service. Tiger's Action Plan is a collection of curricula distributed to students nationwide. Each curriculum contains interactive and informative lesson plans that focus on subjects important to young people including, exploring careers, planning for the future, financial responsibility and the importance of making a difference in your community. In addition to its original programming, the Foundation also awards grants to youth-based organizations around the world. For more information, visit TigerWoodsFoundation.org.
For more information on 2011 Tiger Jam sponsorship opportunities, please call (949) 725-3003.