The 18th annual Rock Fore! Dough occasion, that includes Darius Rucker and different nation music stars went off, however not with none bumps within the street.
The occasion, which was initially scheduled to be hosted on the ‘Lady A’ Amphitheater in Evans, GA shortly needed to be moved to the Columbia County Performing Arts Center resulting from forecasted inclement climate.
As a outcome, attendance, which is often within the 1000’s, was slashed to first day basic admission ticket holders, VIP and pit move holders.
“We are excited that it’s back, two years after not having our major fundraiser. We were just so excited that our community was excited to have it back, the artists were happy to donate their time and we were on track for a full blown event,” Jill Brown stated.
Brown, who’s the manager director of First Tee of Augusta, was trying ahead to have a little bit of normalcy return to the Masters week staple occasion.
With the climate enjoying a job within the execution, she needs they had been capable of accommodate everybody.
“Last night we had to kind of yield to what our production folks recommended which was to move the event inside and we weren’t sure how it was going to go; but honestly, tonight, I think is fantastic. Everybody is inside. They seem to be happy, they’re dry, their safe; and that, to us, is worth,” Brown stated.
“When we think about our core values, responsibilities, keeping everyone safe and happy, and we are doing our best to do that and I really appreciate the community support,” she continued. “We are sorry that we couldn’t accommodate everyone, but you know what we tried to do everything that we could and I really thank our production team and all the folks with Columbia County who’ve helped us pivot very quickly.”
Shane’s Rib Shack, who catered meals on the occasion for VIP move holders, was blissful to serve the individuals who did get the possibility to attend.
“It’s something we’ve always done; and post COVID-19, we weren’t sure how we were going to be able to operate so super happy to be back and being able to be a part of this and seeing people in bunches right now,” basic supervisor of Shane’s Rib Shack, Chris Alston, stated. “This is not something that we are used to.”
The musical occasion started at 6 p.m. with Darius Rucker, Charles Kelly, Jordan Davis, Ray Fulcher, Whiskey Run and DJ Rock acting on stage and within the foyer all through the evening.
Attendees had been blissful to return to their Masters week traditions with their households and buddies.
“All of my friends go to it, and Darius Rucker has been coming forever; and this is a big part of the Masters ordeal when they come to town,” stated a consultant with Cypress South Appreal. “…“It means every little thing as a result of all people is so bored with all this masking and might’t be round anyone and the 6-foot protocols and all these items, so it is undoubtedly good for the neighborhood to have the ability to see and discuss with all people. “
Rock Fore! Dough raises cash for First Tee of Augusta. Brown hoped to interrupt the six-figure level through the occasion.
“I think that the community is excited to have some sense of normalcy come back; and the cool thing in our case is that it benefits the young people in the community, helping them teach positive life skills through the game of golf,” she stated. “It means that we got more money to do that, and I am really excited about that.”