Turner Sports and Endeavor Launch Augusta at Night presented by Capital One® at SRP Park

Hootie & The Blowfish to Headline, in Advance of Highly-Anticipated Group Therapy Tour

By Augusta GreenJackets | March 7, 2019 10:34 AM

Augusta's Can't-Miss Music, Food & Golf Experience Takes Place April 12


Turner Sports and Endeavor are partnering to present Augusta at Night presented by Capital One®, a new music, food and golf experience taking place Friday, April 12 at SRP Park in North Augusta, South Carolina, celebrating the first golf major of the season.



Augusta at Night presented by Capital One will feature a concert by iconic pop-rock band Hootie & The Blowfish ahead of their 2019 Group Therapy reunion Tour. The event-set to become an annual must-attend-will feature a number of unique experiences for ticketed attendees and invited guests, including a celebrity food showcase featuring Fuku by David Chang's Momofuku Group and custom golf experiences by Golfweek.


Capital One, the title sponsor of Augusta at Night, is offering an exclusive 48-hour window for Capital One cardholders to have the first opportunity to purchase tickets to the concert with a pre-sale starting on Friday, March 8, at 10 a.m. ET through Sunday, March 10, at 10 p.m. ET. General admission tickets will go on sale Monday, March 11, at 10 a.m. ET.


Additional information about tickets and special VIP packages can be found at http://www.augustaatnight.com.


"We're excited to create a brand-new premium entertainment destination to complement the exclusive experience of watching golf in Augusta," said Matt Hong, Chief Operating Officer, Turner Sports. "Fans will be able to enjoy amazing culinary dishes and participate in interactive golf areas, capped off with performance by the iconic Hootie & The Blowfish. We're thrilled to partner with Endeavor and Capital One to bring this first-of-its-kind event to life."


Jacob Smid, Senior Vice President in charge of music and touring events for Endeavor, said: "For anyone looking to take your experience in Augusta to the next level, this is your opportunity. In collaboration with Turner Sports and Capital One, we've developed an incredible, must-attend experience that has something for everyone."



"We're excited to provide our cardholders with the exclusive opportunity to get access to the first available tickets for the Hootie & The Blowfish concert, because it's bound to be an unforgettable event. Being part of the kick off of the legendary Hootie & The Blowfish tour paired with one of the most celebrated weeks of sports in Augusta is the type of innovative event we're excited to support," said Marc Mentry, Chief Brand Officer at Capital One. "At Capital One, we're constantly looking for ways to give our cardholders unique access to memorable experiences and know they will be especially excited about getting early exclusive access to this performance."


In addition to bringing the inaugural Augusta at Night presented by Capital One event to fans, Turner Sports and Endeavor have signed on as a sponsor of the 15th Annual Drive for Show, Rock Fore! Dough benefitting The First Tee of Augusta. This international youth development organization has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with headliners Hootie & the Blowfish in light of their shared commitment to introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people.




About Turner Sports

Turner Sports, a division of Warner Media is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all multimedia screens. Turner Sports' television coverage includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, ELEAGUE and professional golf, along with the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. The company also manages some of the most popular sports destinations across digital and social platforms including Bleacher Report and its top-rated appNCAA.com and the critically-acclaimed NCAA March Madness Live suite of products, PGA.com and the Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA Championship LIVE, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile sites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA jointly manage NBA Digital, a robust collection of offerings including NBA TVNBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, the NBA App and NBAGLEAGUE.comTurner Sports recently launched B/R Live, a premium live streaming sports platform that serves as the central hub for both the discovery and consumption of live sports content. The new streaming service allows fans to find and watch their favorite sports content anywhere, anytime and on the screen of their choice.


About Endeavor

Endeavor is a global leader in sports, entertainment and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Named one of Fortune's 25 Most Important Private Companies, Endeavor is comprised of a number of industry-leading companies including WME, IMG, and UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation and management; brand marketing, sponsorship and licensing; media development, sales and distribution; event operation and management; and sports training and league development.


About Capital One

At Capital One (www.capitalone.com) we're on a mission for our customers - bringing them great products, rewards, service, and access to unique and unforgettable experiences they are passionate about. Capital One is a diversified bank that offers products and services to individuals, small businesses and commercial clients. We use technology, innovation and interaction to provide consumers with products and services to meet their needs. Learn more at capitalone.com/access



About Hootie & the Blowfish

With the rich, bluesy vocals of Darius Rucker and gleeful harmonies of guitarist Mark Bryan, bassist Dean Felber and drummer Jim "Soni" Sonefeld, Hootie & the Blowfish have sold over 25 million records worldwide to date after their infectious melodies hit the airwaves in 1994 with hits such as "Hold My Hand," "Let Her Cry" and "Only Wanna Be With You." 

The quartet met at the University of South Carolina where endless gigs at frat houses and local bars built a major local buzz. Their blend of pop, folk, blues, soul and rock made them hard to pigeonhole, but easily accessible to anyone who loved good music. 
Atlantic Records, impressed by their regional draw, signed them and released Cracked Rear View in 1994. The album had been out for six months before the band played on the Late Show with David Letterman which sent sales skyrocketing, eventually landing at No. 1 on the Billboard chart the following spring. Cracked Rear View and the band went on to win two GRAMMY Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, a Billboard Music Award, and multiple People's Choice Awards. Cracked Rear View also went on to earn the band Billboard's Band of the Year Award in 1996 and the RIAA's Diamond Award for sales in excess of 10 million units. Cracked Rear View remains the 5th most certified studio album in music business history.
The band remained a top draw nationwide and released five more albums for Atlantic: Fairweather JohnsonMusical ChairsScattered, Smothered & CoveredHootie & The Blowfish and The Best of Hootie & The Blowfish, as well as Looking For Lucky on their own Sneaky Long Records and LIVE in Charleston, The Homegrown Concert Event DVD and CD. The band took a break from full-time touring in 2007, reuniting annually for a variety of philanthropic events while also pursuing solo projects. 2019 will mark the band's first full-time touring year in over a decade as they embark on the Group Therapy Tour in support of forthcoming new music under a new record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville.


Media Contacts:


Turner Sports

Tareia Williams

(404) 575-9710  



Turner Sports Ad Sales

Gerry Manolatos

(212) 275-5041




Ginger Chan

(310) 270-4951



Capital One

Katie Urban

(703) 581-2746



Hootie & the Blowfish:

Ebie McFarland | Janet Edbrooke
Essential Broadcast Media, LLC

(615) 327-3259

ebie@ebmediapr.com | janet@ebmediapr.com  


Lori Christian
UMG Nashville
(615) 524-7563



This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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