Rock Fore! Dough’s 15th annual benefit concert at First Tee of Augusta

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The annual Rock Fore! Dough concert’s is one of the biggest parties of Masters week. The big event is going back to it’s roots tonight, as it is located on the lawn at the First Tee of Augusta.

The event mixes golf with music and is 15 years going strong. No matter what the weather was like, fans came out to play.

One of the patrons, Ellis Brown, says, “rain or shine, I’m going to be right here.”

Golf fans and music fans made their way to First Tee of Augusta for the annual Rock Fore Dough concert.

The concert’s promoter, Emily Stevenson, says, “It supports the programs. They do in school programs, and they have after school programs for students across the area.”

All of the proceeds go towards the First Tee’s facility. In the past year, sales have been over one million dollars.

“We’ve raised over 1.6 million dollars,” says Stevenson.

That couldn’t be without the help of special music guests, some who have performed at the concert before.

A member of Sister Hazel, says, “You know Augusta and this week is kind of part of our DNA, and just to be a part of something that is so much larger than life.”

One artist, who many fans are excited to see, is no stranger to Masters week.

Headlining artist, Darius Rucker, says, “I’ve been here 13 out of the 15 years it’s been here.”

He says he loves coming back and raising money for First Tee, an organization that he is also a part of.

“It’s cool now because First Tee has a scholarship for this called the Darius Rucker scholarship, and it sends some kids to school,” says Rucker.

As much as he loves raising money for a good cause, Rucker is a true artist at heart.

“It’s great that we are helping First Tee, but bottom line it is about the music, you know you hope the rain stays away and everybody has a good time,” says Rucker.

The concert has been held at Evans Town Center for a number of years, so this was a “first” for some fans to experience the show at the First Tee, where it originally started.

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