THE PLAYERS Championship announced Tuesday, Jan. 24, that country music star Riley Green will be headlining its annual Military Appreciation Day concert this year.
Green is a singer-songwriter who was named ACM’s New Male Artist of the Year and MusicRow’s Breakout Artist of the Year in 2020. His multiple platinum-certified hits include, “I Wish Grandpas Never Died” and “There Was This Girl.” His current single, “Half of Me” with Thomas Rhett, has been dominating the country charts. Green has toured with Brad Paisely, Jason Aldean and Jon Pardi, and will be touring with 2018 PLAYERS headliner Luke Combs this summer.
This year’s Military Appreciation Day ceremony will take place oat 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, on the Island Green 17th hole. The Military Appreciation Day ceremony and concert are free to any Tuesday ticket holder; a Tuesday Stadium Pass starts at $30 and is available for purchase at THEPLAYERS.com/tickets. Tuesday parking is separate and must be purchased in advance.
“We are excited to have Riley Green join the ranks of the many great artists that have performed in our annual salute to service and know he will deliver an incredible show for our fans onsite,” said Jared Rice, executive director of THE PLAYERS. “Military Appreciation Day is such an important part of the fabric of this championship, and we are thrilled to continue the concert tradition in 2023 and beyond.”
THE PLAYERS will offer several programs to honor military members, veterans and their families at the 2023 championship.
Military ticket offerings for THE PLAYERS 2023
All active duty, retired, reserve and National Guard members verified through the military identification system and one dependent each are provided access to complimentary tickets on Tuesday, March 7, and Wednesday, March 8, as well as one competition day between Thursday, March 9, and Sunday, March 12. Tickets are available while supplies last. Complimentary tickets secured through this verification process will include a $20 digital voucher that can be used at any onsite food vendor for food and nonalcoholic beverages.
Veteran ticket offerings for THE PLAYERS 2023
Veterans verified through the military identification system and one dependent each are provided access to discounted tickets on Tuesday, March 7, and Wednesday, March 8, as well as on one competition day between Thursday, March 9, and Sunday, March 12. Tickets are available while supplies last. Discounted tickets secured through the verification process will include a $20 digital voucher that can be used at any onsite food vendor for food and nonalcoholic beverages.
To secure military and veteran tickets, follow these steps:
Patriots’ Outpost Returns
All active duty, retired, reserve, National Guard members, veterans and their dependents will have access to the Patriots’ Outpost, an upgraded open-air hospitality space located near No. 16 tee that is reserved exclusively for servicemembers to enjoy throughout tournament week. (Must have valid military I.D.)
Flyover Tradition Continues
The annual tradition of a flyover on Military Appreciation Day will continue in 2023 and will feature the 125th Fighter Wing.
Military Job Fair
THE PLAYERS, in partnership with the Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition, will host its 12th annual Military Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Patriots’ Outpost. The Military Job Fair is free and open to military personnel, veterans and military spouses. Approximately 30 companies with existing job opportunities will be onsite.
PGA TOUR Fan Shop discounts
On Tuesday, March 7, active duty, retired, reserve and National Guard members will receive a 20% discount in the PGA TOUR Fan Shop in the Stadium Village. (Must have valid military I.D.)
“We’re proud to offer this small tribute of appreciation to veterans and active-duty members of the U.S. military in salute of their tireless dedication and sacrifices in serving our country,” said Rice. “They make daily sacrifices in order to protect and preserve the freedoms we enjoy, and we look forward to honoring them at this year’s tournament.”
More information on THE PLAYERS military programming can be found at THEPLAYERS.com/military.
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