ANDERSON, S.C. — Grammy Award-winning singer Darius Rucker is set to headline a charity event in Anderson, South Carolina.
Rucker will headline the Southern Fried Circuit charity concert on July 28 at the William A. Floyd Amphitheater at the Civic Center in Anderson.
The concert will benefit Upcountry Fiber Foundation.
Upcountry Fiber, an internet service provider that bridges the digital divide by bringing broadband internet service to rural and other under and unserved communities, was created in 2020 through a partnership between Blue Ridge Electric Co-op (BREC) and WCFIBER, a subsidiary of West Carolina Rural Telephone Cooperative.
Upcountry Fiber Foundation was launched in September 2022 as a way to give back to Upstate philanthropic organizations.
“We are thrilled that South Carolina’s own Darius Rucker will be performing at our charity concert,” Jim Lovinggood, chief executive officer of BREC, said. “His vision as a philanthropist aligns well with our foundation’s, which is why there is no one better to be our headlining entertainer than Darius Rucker.”
Upcountry Fiber Foundation says it is focused on funding nonprofits that serve the community in education, youth, culture, arts, and health and human services areas, as the foundation is committed to creating a stronger connection between the organizations that link people and businesses with areas of need. The footprint it serves is Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg counties.
“When you buy a ticket to Southern Fried Circuit, you are giving back to local charities that are helping to change lives here in the Upstate,” Jeff Wilson, president and CEO of WCFIBER, said. “Local utilities cooperatives like ours have supported the communities where we work and live for decades. Launching the foundation and hosting Southern Fried Circuit enables us to create a long-term, sustainable investment in Upstate charities.”
Pre-sales begin Feb. 7, with tickets on sale to the public sale Feb. 10 at SouthernFriedCircuit.com.
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