All that Glitters
Andy Roddick Foundation serves up country superstar for annual Austin gala
One of fall's most anticipated events is serving up another all-star evening. On September 21, it was announced that Dierks Bentley will headline the Andy Roddick Foundation 13th Annual Gala.
The multi-platinum artist and country music darling will take the stage at ACL Live at the Moody Theater on November 1, the highlight of what is always a can't-miss event. (Past performers include John Legend and Elton John.) As in past years, Andy Roddick, Brooklyn Decker, Kendra Scott, and Matt Davis will share co-host duties.
“We couldn’t be more excited to announce that 13-time Grammy nominee Dierks Bentley will perform at this year’s gala,” said Roddick, ARF founder and chairman, in a release.
Each year, more than 2,000 supporters descend on the downtown venue for an evening of live music and celebration. Following a cocktail reception, guests take part in a live auction followed by an extravagant multicourse dinner. As the night rolls on, the gala is transformed into a concert (and a true Austin affair) before ending with a swanky VIP after-party.
Tickets for the gala are priced at $1,250 and go on sale September 21 at 10 am here. Sponsorship packages are also available, and range from the aptly named U.S. Open Level ($20,000) to the Wimbledon Level ($10,000). Attendees may also forego the gala but still catch Bentley's performance. Those tickets are priced from $89-$109 and available here.
Proceeds from the evening go directly to ARF, the tennis star's homegrown philanthropic initiative that creates after-school and summer programs for Austin kids in low-income communities. Since its inception, the ARF Gala has raised more than $8 million for area school children.