Opening musical acts announced for the Ally Challenge Concert

GRAND BLANC — Tournament officials have announced two Michigan based bands, 3RD° Burns and Tripp ‘N’ Dixie, will open the 2019 Ally Challenge Community Concert for Multi-PLATINUM singer/ songwriter Dierks Bentley.

The second annual Ally Challenge Community Concert is Sept. 14, on the driving range at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club following the second round of competition at The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren.

Concert gates open at 4 p.m. with college football showing on the big screen. 3RD° Burns will take the stage at 5:30 p.m. and Tripp ‘N’ Dixie at 6:30 p.m. Headliner Dierks Bentley is scheduled to perform beginning at 8:30 p.m.

3RD° Burns is part of the Young Musicians Community (YMC), a 501c3 non-profit organization that gives young people the opportunity to experience God’s gift of music. The program, now entering its 15th year, teaches youth ages 10 to 18 the art of playing an instrument, singing techniques, and stage performance in a classic rock band setting.

More than 500 young musicians have participated in YMC since 2004, and today, 3rd° Burns bands include more than 60 members and perform nearly every weekend from June to September all over the state of Michigan. The 3rd° Burns program focuses on mentoring and ‘giving back’ to their community and performing the best classic rock anywhere.

Detroit-based, American rock band Tripp ‘n’ Dixie formed in the summer of 2008 with vocalist Rozz Rosales, guitarist Adam Cross, and Scotty King on drums as the heartbeat of the original lineup. Adding guitarist Mike Gonchoroff, bassist Brian Richter, and Conner Williams on keyboards has created a wall of sound that blends oldschool classic, and modern rock, into an explosion of sound inspired by the many influences of the members.

Showcasing soulful vocals, fierce dueling guitars, eclectic keyboards, alongside a thunderous drum and bass section, Tripp ‘n’ Dixie begets an irresistible delight in your body and makes you want to get off your feet and groove.

Fueled by countless live performances, the guys can play a wide assortment of original music and classic cover songs that get your heart pumping. Imagine Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Grand Funk Railroad, Rival Sons, and The Parlor Mob all mixed into one tasty Rock n’ Roll stew for your enjoyment.

The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren, Sept. 12-15, will be one of the premier Regular Season events on PGA TOUR Champions in 2019, which will give way to the thirdannual Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs—a seasonending, three tournament series used to determine the Tour’s season-long champion.

All three rounds of The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren will be broadcast on Golf Channel.

Details: Visit theallychallenge.com. G.G.