Golf isn't the only thing bringing in crowds during Masters week in Augusta

By: Jorge Lopez Email
By: Jorge Lopez Email

News 12 11pm / Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Augusta, Ga. (WRDW) -- Music, dancing, and fun, that's a few of the items on the agenda during Masters week in Augusta. The 10th annual Rock Fore! Dough concert was at the Lady A Pavilion on Tuesday night. One lady who came all the way from Texas just for the concert. She says the more than 800 miles she traveled is worth it, because she's helping a good cause and supporting family at the same time.

The Rock Fore! Dough concert brings out thousands every year to the Lady A Pavilion in Evans and Tuesday night was no exception.

"This is my first Rock Fore! Dough concert," Jamie Lynn Lebrun told News 12.

She says her short drive from Milledgeville to support her boyfriend, Daniel Johnson, is nothing compared to what his aunt did to see him perform.

"We are now in Houston Texas, so I have fly to get here." Lorraine Werner told News 12.

Even though neither of them live in Augusta, the money they spent on tickets will go to benefit kids who are a part of the First Tee Augusta.

"I fully appreciate what it means for these young people. I have two girls that are 14 and 10 and they both have been through JR golf programs, so I'm all for it. I think it's awesome," said Werner.

In ten years, the concert has raised about $600,000. This year more than 7,000 tickets were sold.

Darius Rucker has been a staple at the concert for years and was Tuesday night's headliner. He says April is the best time of year to be in Augusta.

"Anytime you can do something around the Masters in Augusta it is really fun and special," he told News 12.

Rucker drove from Dallas Monday night to make it in time for Tuesday's show. Before he hit the stage, he took time during the day to take pictures with kids from the First Tee program and even cracked a joke when we asked him to sing us a little bit of his hit song wagon wheel.

"i won't be singing on tv. I just woke up, that ain't happening," Rucker said as he laughed.

Darius Rucker wasn't the only singer to hit the stage Tuesday night. Randy Houser, Will Houge, and Daniel Johnson all gave people some music to dance to.

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