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Golf tourney scores ace with Tritt concert

By Christina Killion Valdez

ckillion@postbulletin.com

A summer of hot concerts just got hotter with today’s announcement that the country "outlaw" Travis Tritt will perform at this year’s Showdown at Somerby.

Tritt is scheduled to play at 9 p.m. June 15 in the Showdown Saloon, a big party tent, that will be set up as part of the national PGA Tour at Somerby Golf Club in Byron.

"This is a big event; we needed a big act," said Renee Haglund, of Live Mic! Booking, which helped book the music for Rochester Golf Charities, a nonprofit organization, which is putting on the event.

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"I think of Travis Tritt like a modern day Waylon Jennings," Haglund said. "He’s a country rocker at heart for sure."

Opening for Tritt at 8 p.m. will be up-and-coming country artist Matt Caldwell.

Tickets, which go on sale April 30 through Ticketmaster, are $45 for premium seats and $30 for general admission.

Also performing at the PGA tour June 14 will be Adams’ Eve. That concert starts at 8 p.m. Admission will be free.

The Dweebs, a Midwest-based party band that plays a variety of hits, will perform June 16. Opening for The Dweebs at 7:30 p.m. will be Felix DeRow, a Rochester-based band. Admission will be $10 at the door.

More about Showdown at Somerby is at www.postbulletin.com/weblinks.

Somerby Golf Club, http://www.somerbygolfclub.com/view.asp?id=204&page=3507

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