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Andy Roddick Foundation serves up country superstar for annual Austin gala

Andy Roddick Foundation serves up country superstar for Austin gala

Andy Roddick Foundation Gala
The Andy Roddick Foundation returns to ACL Live at the Moody Theater for its 13th annual gala. Photos by Tyler Schmitt, courtesy of Andy Roddick Foundation

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.