Lady A

Lady A, featuring Charles Kelly, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, will be the headliner for the 2022 American Family Insurance Championship concert Friday, June 10 at Breese Stevens Field in Madison.

The 2022 American Family Insurance Championship is preparing for a "full week of events," tournament director Nate Pokrass told Wisconsin.Golf last week, and Tuesday's announcement that Lady A will headline the Friday evening concert June 10 at Breese Stevens Field in Madison is the first sign that the PGA Tour Champions event intends to deliver on that promise.

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 will be joined by opening acts Boyz II Men and Edwin McCain in the concert, which proved to be a welcome addition to tournament activities the first three years of the event.

“The American Family Insurance Championship concert has become a very popular event during tournament week, enabling us to raise even more dollars for charity,” Pokrass said in a statement. “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.”

Lady A, the 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 No. 1 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 the opening act. Their long list of awards includes three Grammys and six American Music Awards. Among their No. 1 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 concert is part of the week-long AmFam Championship activities beginning June 4 with the UW Carbone’s Race for Research, a 5K Run/Walk at the Thomas Zimmer Running Course at University Ridge. Tournament play runs June 10-12 at University Ridge, featuring player/host Steve Stricker. Fellow Madison golfer Jerry Kelly will be going after his third consecutive victory in the event.

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.

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