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Dierks Bentley Revs Up for Miles for Music Motorcycle Ride Event, Jagermeister Tour

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Dierks Bentley is gearing up to host yet another one of his successful Miles for Music for Kids charity motorcycle ride and concert events, this time taking place in Columbus, Ohio on May 22.

Josh Thompson, Joe Nichols, Uncle Kracker and new duo Miss Willie Brown are confirmed to perform at the event, with more names to be added as the date draws closer.

Over the past five years, since Bentley launched the series of rides (followed by an all-star jam), he has raised over $1.5 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Proceeds from the latest Music for Miles will be donated to Columbus’ Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

“I’ve been waiting for the next Miles and Music and some warm weather to get my bike out!” says Bentley. “[I'm] really looking forward to spending time in Nationwide’s hometown of Columbus. They do such great things for their community and have been great supporters of our events over the years. [I'm] excited to have some friends come along and help us raise some money for the kids in Columbus.”

The ride will depart from the AD Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson Dealership, located at 7754 St. Rt. 37 E., in Sunbury, Ohio, for the hour-and-a-half long ride that ends at the LC Pavilion (405 Neil Ave., Columbus, Ohio), where the concert portion will be held.

Tickets for the family-friendly event go on sale Friday, March 18 at 10:00AM ET through Ticketmaster. Fans can purchase a ride and concert ticket for $40 or a general admission concert ticket for $20. There will also be limited VIP packages available.

Bentley will kick off his headlining 2011 Jagermeister Country tour later this month, featuring special guests Josh Thompson and Miss Willie Brown. The tour hits a total of 28 cities. The trek is Thompson’s second time being involved with the Jagermeister tour series. Last year, the newcomer opened the tour for Eric Church.

“God bless Jager for picking me up for a second year in a row,” Thompson tells Taste of Country with laughter. “They thought they could kill me last year, but that didn’t happen. This is year two, and it’s with Dierks. I’m no longer the opener-opener. Now I’ve moved into the second slot, so that’s kind of new. I’ve got 45 minutes to play. It’s going to be fun. I’m cutting the second record now. I’m going to be [singing] the current records, but I’m going to be doing some of the new stuff to kind of get a feel for it. I love that it puts me in front of the Dierks crowd — they’re fun, they’re there to have a good time and they love country music. I don’t see a downside to it at all.”

For a complete list of dates where the 2011 Jagermeister Country tour will be stopping, click here.

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