Dierks Bentley Hosts '9th Annual Miles & Music For Kids'
September 29, 2014 at 3:44 PM (PT)
CAPITOL NASHVILLE's DIERKS BENTLEY held his "9TH ANNUAL MILES & MUSIC FOR KIDS" celebrity motorcycle ride and all-star concert YESTERDAY (09/28). The ride kicked off at HARLEY DAVIDSON OF COLUMBIA and ended at RIVERONT PARK in downtown NASHVILLE, where the concert began (NET NEWS 07/08).
The ride and concert benefitted MONROE CARELL, JR. CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AT VANDERBILT and raised $335,479. This brings the total raised by BENTLEY's charity event to date to an estimated $2.6 million.
"It started down at the fair grounds, and we didn't know if it was going to make money or not. It's grown, and we just keep moving up to bigger venues," said BENTLEY. "My goal with this is to get it as big as it can possibly be without losing the kind of downhome, TENNESSEE vibe that inspired it."
JON PARDI, DEEJAY SILVER, KIP MOORE, RANDY HOUSER, and CHRIS YOUNG performed for thousands at RIVERFRONT PARK along with BENTLEY. KEIFER THOMPSON of the STONEY CREEK duo THOMPSON SQUARE was also on hand to participate in the ride portion of the event.
BENTLEY hopes other artists will participate in future events or get involved with their own passion point charity. "Find something you're passionate about, whether it's dogs or hospitals or planting a tree," said BENTLEY. "Everything makes a difference. It's a big world with a lot of problems, and it can be kind of overwhelming if you look at it from that big macro view. But if you just think about what one thing you can do, you can make some sort of a small difference."