American Family Insurance Championship concert returns to Breese Stevens Field in 2022 with Lady A, Boyz II Men and Edwin McCain
All proceeds of June 10 event will benefit Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation
The 2022 American Family Insurance Championship concert, presented by Madison Media Partners, will feature Lady A, with opening acts Boyz II Men and Edwin McCain, on Friday, June 10. This concert will be held at Breese Stevens Field, Madison, Wis., as a part of the PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship. After being canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 and moved to the American Family Insurance Amphitheater in Milwaukee in 2021, the concert returns to Madison’s popular outdoor music venue for 2022.
Lady A, three-time Country Music Association (CMA) Vocal Group of the Year and five-time Grammy award winners among others, is known for their smooth and unique fusion of country, rock and pop. Their 2010 nine-times Platinum mega-hit, “Need You Now”, is one of the group’s 11 number-one hits. This year, Lady A released their eighth studio album, “What a Song Can Do” to critical acclaim and fan approval.
The best-selling R&B band of all time, Boyz II Men will showcase their trademark soaring melodies and complex harmonies as opening act. Their long list of awards includes three Grammys and six American Music Awards. Among their number-one hits are “End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You,” and “One Sweet Day” with Mariah Carey.
Edwin McCain is best known for his enduring love songs, including the Billboard chart-topper “I’ll Be” as well as “I Could Not Ask For More.” Both hits have been covered numerous times by contestants on both “The Voice” and “American Idol.” McCain currently does more than 100 shows annually as a solo artist, most recently with symphony orchestras accompanying him as he performs his romantic classics.
“The American Family Insurance Championship concert has become a very popular event during tournament week, enabling us to raise even more dollars for charity,” said Nate Pokrass, tournament director. “After two years away, we’re pleased to be able to bring the concert back to Breese Stevens Field in Madison and expect to see many fans on June 10 ready to enjoy amazing performances by these artists.”
The concert is part of the week-long American Family Insurance Championship activities beginning June 4, with tournament play June 10-12 at University Ridge Golf Course, featuring player/host Steve Stricker.
Proceeds from the concert and championship are donated to the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation for distribution to American Family Children’s Hospital and other local charities impacting families and children. Since 2016, the championship has raised nearly $12.6 million and awarded 560 charitable grants.
2022 American Family Insurance Championship Concert, presented by Madison Media Partners, featuring Lady A with Boyz II Men and Edwin McCain:
Concert Gold Circle general admission - $95
Concert Gold Circle general admission plus valid any one-day golf tournament ticket - $99
Concert general admission - $49
Concert general admission plus valid any one-day golf tournament ticket - $59
In person: Forward Madison FC Offices
834 East Washington Ave., Suite 229
Madison, WI 53703
Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tickets for the June 10 event will be available for purchase beginning January 19, 2022. Please note the event will be subject to CDC and local guidelines regarding safety amid the changing COVID-19 pandemic.
For tournament updates, fans can follow the tournament’s social media channels:
Twitter: @amfamchamp; Facebook: American Family Insurance Championship; and Instagram: AmFamChampionship.
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About the American Family Insurance Championship
American Family Insurance, the PGA TOUR Champions and Wisconsin native Steve Stricker launched this professional golf tournament in June 2016. The American Family Insurance Championship, held annually at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wis., features a 78-player field. Past champions include Jerry Kelly (2019 and 2021), Scott McCarron (2018), Fred Couples (2017) and Kirk Triplett (2016). (The 2020 event was cancelled due to COVID-19.) Championship week includes the three-day tournament, two Pro-Am competitions, 5K run/walk, charity concert and a special exhibition featuring celebrities from the sports and music industries. The 2022 event will be held June 4-12 with all proceeds allocated to the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation for distribution to the American Family Children’s Hospital and other charities. Nearly $12.6 million has been donated to charity since the inaugural event in 2016 through 2021. For more information: Web: www.AmFamChampionship.com; Twitter: @AmFamChamp; Facebook: American Family Insurance Championship; Instagram: amfamchampionship #AmFamChamp
Please see below for biographical information provided by the artists
About Lady A
Built around rich vocal harmony, vivid emotional writing and a smooth fusion of country, rock and pop, Lady A have long been a model of mainstream success. Their 11 No. Ones, 18 million albums sold, 34 million tracks, five billion digital streams and a global touring footprint prove the point. With a renewed sense of inner strength and hope, the multi-Platinum band released their eighth studio album WHAT A SONG CAN DO (BMLG Records). Working again with producer Dann Huff, the 14 tracks reinvigorate the band’s signature sound and electrifying harmony that has dominated charts for more than a decade. Known for their 9X Platinum hit “Need You Now,” which is the highest certified song by a Country group, they have earned CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row and countless other honors including five GRAMMY Awards, Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards, a Tony Award nod and were recently inducted as members of the Grand Ole Opry. They recently wrapped their LADY A: WHAT A SONG CAN DO TOUR with special guests Carly Pearce, Niko Moon and Tenille Arts, with a portion of the ticket sales going towards LadyAID, the group’s philanthropic fund. For more information visit www.ladyamusic.com.
About Boyz II Men
Boyz II Men remains one of the most truly iconic R&B groups in music history. The group redefined popular R&B and continues to create timeless hits that appeal to fans across all generations, the band has penned and performed some of the most celebrated classics of the past two decades. The group’s 4 Grammy Awards are just the tip of the iceberg: throughout their 25-year career, Boyz II Men have also won a whopping 9 American Music Awards, 9 Soul Train Awards, 3 Billboard Awards, and a 2011 MOBO Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as well and a Casino Entertainment Award for their acclaimed residency at the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, which has been ongoing since 2013.
The trio holds the distinction of being the best-selling R&B group of all time, with an astounding 64 million albums sold. And the reason is abundantly clear: for the past two decades Boyz II Men have given fans a rich catalogue of hits filled with smooth harmonies and enduring themes. And for Boyz II Men the hits just keep on coming—the group continues to craft new albums and bring their legendary act to stages across the world. Boyz II Men’s past hits include: “End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You,” “One Sweet Day,” “Motownphilly” and many others. And their recent albums have earned them major critical acclaim as well. Their Decca label debut, Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA (Decca/Universal), on November 13, 2007 earned them two Grammy Nominations. In 2011, Boyz II Men marked their 20th anniversary by releasing a landmark album, fittingly titled Twenty. The album contains the group’s first original material in nearly a decade as well as a dozen remastered classic, career-defining hits. Twenty debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, #4 on the Billboard R&B album chart, #10 on the Billboard Digital Album Chart, and placed #1 on the iTunes R&B Soul Album chart. Twenty’s first single, "More Than You'll Ever Know" cracked into the top 15 on Urban AC charts. Boyz II Men have won fans the world over with their soulful multi-octave sound and incredible vocals. Given the monumental success of their albums and the timeless quality of their vocals, it’s easy to see why Boyz II Men remains the most popular R&B group of all time. Ask any successful pop or R&B superstar which artists have inspired them- chances are Boyz II Men will be at the top. From Justin Timberlake and Usher to Justin Bieber and Beyonce, the most successful stars in the industry look to Boyz II Men as their idols. Beyond making music, giving back is also important to Boyz II Men- the group has its own charity called Boyz II Men House which lends support to individuals and organizations that focus on improving the quality of life and helping to unlock human potential, while contributing to the health and vitality of those less fortunate. Fans were wowed in the summer of 2014 when Boyz II Men headed out on the hotly anticipated Package Tour with New Kids on the Block and 98 Degrees. The group released a new album featuring original material through label BMG in October 2014 called Collide. Collide is a landmark album for Boyz II Men, showcasing a new and different sound for one of the most successful and enduring groups in mainstream music. Two of the tracks, “Better Half,” and “Diamond Eyes” were featured on a special episode of ABC’s hit show, “The Bachelorette.” The group also performed on FOX’s hit live show, Grease Live which aired on January 31, 2016 and their performance became the most-tweeted moment. In 2016, Wanya Morris became a double threat stepping on the dance floor on ABC’s hit show “Dancing with the Stars,” where he and partner, Lindsay Arnold, made it to the semifinals—ending on a high note with three tens. In the summer of 2017, the group once again joined New Kids on The Block on the road for The Total Package tour featuring Paula Abdul. In the fall of 2017, the group released a Doo-Wop album, Under The Streetlight. Last year the group released, If You Leave Me Now, a hit song with singer/songwriter Charlie Puth. They opened up for Bruno Mars on his 24K Magic tour in select cities in the U.S. Boyz II Men were featured in a film starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen called "Long Shot" that received rave reviews. Last year they were nominated for a CMT Music award for their Crossroads performance of "Motownphilly" with country singer Brett Young and continued collaborations by joining forces with Steep Canyon Rangers on a bluegrass song, “Be Still Moses.” In October 2019, the trio made a cameo in ABC’s show, Schooled where they performed Motown Philly, a spoof on their hit song – taking it back to the ‘90s with a twist. In February of 2020 the group with launched a wine called Chateau Harmony. Most recently they made an appearance on NBC hit show Songland. Their song "Love Struck" premiered at # 2 on itunes. For information on tour dates and everything Boyz II Men: www.boyz11men.com
About Edwin McCain
Called the “great American romantic” by the New York Times, EdwinMcCain has built an enviable career over the past 20 years by balancing his massive pop success with the year-round touring schedule of a tireless troubadour. His hit songs, authentic spirit and surprisingly affable sense of humor keep fans coming back time and time again for nights that feel more like parties with old friends than rock concerts. After recording two of the biggest love songs in the history of pop music and experiencing the success that comes with a television show on Animal Planet (Flipping Ships). McCain now performs upwards of 100 shows annually throughout the US as a solo artist, with his full band or his acoustic trio. Recently, he’s added orchestras to his repertoire, performing with symphonies in select markets where he brings his powerful songs to majestic new heights. “The 15-year-old me would have crawled through a river of fire to be the 48-year-oldsinger/songwriter that I am today, and I remember that. I am incredibly grateful to be able to do this,” McCain said. Those enduring love songs (and wedding must-haves) “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask For More” aren’t just for the romantic at heart; “American Idol” and “The Voice” contestants turn to Edwin’s ballads every single year to help them win over judges and fans alike (just ask last season’s American Idol winner, Nick Fradiani). Even Justin Bieber has been known to belt out “I’ll Be” during his own concerts. 2018 marked the 20th year of the success of “I’ll Be,” which topped the Billboard charts in 1998 and has proven to be a timeless classic over the past two decades.
Edwin McCain: www.edwin.com; www.facebook.com/theedwinmccain; www.twitter.com/theedwinmccain; www.boatshavesouls.com