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Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row Supports Bentley's "Country Cares Concert"

Dierks Bentley made a special surprise appearance at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Scottsdale on Sunday, July 21. He surprised fans with a live performance before traveling to Prescott Valley where he was scheduled to host the sold-out “Country Cares Concert” to raise money for the families of the 19 Granite Mountain HotShot fire crew members who died earlier this month while battling the Yarnell Hill Wildfire.

Bentley, who organized the concert, was one of four artists including The Band Perry, David Nail and Randy Houser who performed at Tim’s Toyota Center. The “Country Cares Concert” raised over $400,000 for families of the Yarnell Hill HotShot crew. All proceeds will go to the United Phoenix Firefighters Association, which will distribute the funds directly to the families of the fallen firefighters. Approximately 6,000 people attended the sold-out Monday night show.

Whiskey Row showed its support by taking its entire staff to the benefit concert and making a $25,000 donation by purchasing a guitar auctioned at the event. The guitar will be put on display at Whiskey Row as a memorial.

“It was great to have Dierks make an appearance at Whiskey Row and draw more attention to the benefit concert,” said Ryan Hibbert, owner of Riot Hospitality Group (RHG), the management company that operates Whiskey Row. “Everyone at Whiskey Row felt it was important that we take part in what Dierks was doing for the families of the 19 brave men killed battling the Yarnell Hill Wildfire. Having the guitar displayed in Whiskey Row will be a permanent tribute to them.”

Sunday marked the first time Bentley has had an opportunity to visit the bar to experience the finished product since it opened on July 4. While there, Dierks mingled with guests and enjoyed items from the delicious one-of-a-kind menu as well as some refreshing samples from Whiskey Row’s selection of adult beverages.

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Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row is a first of its kind 5200 square foot new country live music venue located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale’s entertainment district. Developed by successful restaurant management company Riot Hospitality Group (RHG) and Grammy nominated country music superstar Dierks Bentley, the 1920s saloon-inspired venue offers amazing American Gastropub Fare cuisine, great hospitality and live music. Whiskey Row also features state-of-the-art technology including 32 60-inch LED TV’s, a 24 x 14 foo. jumbotron, IPhone and USB charging stations and a 52,000 watt live concert quality sound system with a 360-degree view of the stage suspended from the ceiling.

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Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row Supports Bentley's "Country Cares Concert"

Dierks Bentley made a special surprise appearance at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Scottsdale on Sunday, July 21. He surprised fans with a live performance before traveling to Prescott Valley where he was scheduled to host the sold-out “Country Cares Concert” to raise money for the families of the 19 Granite Mountain HotShot fire crew members who died earlier this month while battling the Yarnell Hill Wildfire.

Bentley, who organized the concert, was one of four artists including The Band Perry, David Nail and Randy Houser who performed at Tim’s Toyota Center. The “Country Cares Concert” raised over $400,000 for families of the Yarnell Hill HotShot crew. All proceeds will go to the United Phoenix Firefighters Association, which will distribute the funds directly to the families of the fallen firefighters. Approximately 6,000 people attended the sold-out Monday night show.

Whiskey Row showed its support by taking its entire staff to the benefit concert and making a $25,000 donation by purchasing a guitar auctioned at the event. The guitar will be put on display at Whiskey Row as a memorial.

“It was great to have Dierks make an appearance at Whiskey Row and draw more attention to the benefit concert,” said Ryan Hibbert, owner of Riot Hospitality Group (RHG), the management company that operates Whiskey Row. “Everyone at Whiskey Row felt it was important that we take part in what Dierks was doing for the families of the 19 brave men killed battling the Yarnell Hill Wildfire. Having the guitar displayed in Whiskey Row will be a permanent tribute to them.”

Sunday marked the first time Bentley has had an opportunity to visit the bar to experience the finished product since it opened on July 4. While there, Dierks mingled with guests and enjoyed items from the delicious one-of-a-kind menu as well as some refreshing samples from Whiskey Row’s selection of adult beverages.

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row is a first of its kind 5200 square foot new country live music venue located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale’s entertainment district. Developed by successful restaurant management company Riot Hospitality Group (RHG) and Grammy nominated country music superstar Dierks Bentley, the 1920s saloon-inspired venue offers amazing American Gastropub Fare cuisine, great hospitality and live music. Whiskey Row also features state-of-the-art technology including 32 60-inch LED TV’s, a 24 x 14 foo. jumbotron, IPhone and USB charging stations and a 52,000 watt live concert quality sound system with a 360-degree view of the stage suspended from the ceiling.

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Dierks Bentley holding benefit for firefighters

Dierks Bentley, who grew up in Phoenix, has one day off the rest of this month and he’s giving it to the families of fallen firefighters in Arizona.

The country music star will host the “Country Cares Concert” on July 22 in Prescott Valley, where 19 members of a wildland firefighting crew were killed last week. Their deaths left behind 51 fatherless children, a number that sticks with the former Arizona resident as he waits for the birth of his third child later this year.

“We want to make as much for those families as we can and hopefully start something that will continue on long after the music is over as far as remembering the firefighters and their families and these kids that live on as well,” Bentley said. “We want to help get something rolling to look after them and help them move forward.”

The Granite Mountain Hotshots from the Prescott Fire Department were killed June 30 near Yarnell, Ariz., when winds shifted, cutting off their escape route. It was the largest loss of life for firefighters in a single event since the Sept. 11 World Trade Center terrorist attacks in 2001 in New York.

A memorial service was to be held Tuesday with Vice President Joe Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano scheduled to attend.

Bentley is inviting other performers for the benefit, to be announced in the coming days. All proceeds from the concert will go to the United Phoenix Firefighters to be distributed directly to the families of the fallen. Tickets for the event go on sale Friday at the Tim’s Toyota Center box office in Prescott Valley or online at sponsor radio station KMLE-FM’s website.

Bentley grew up in Phoenix and has fond memories of rolling through the area on Highway 69. He spent a lot of time camping and fishing in the central part of the state before moving the Nashville for college and the music business, and is glad he can return to help out.

“It’s a tragic event but hopefully this will provide some healing and sort of be an uplifting moment for the community,” Bentley said. “We want to raise some money, try to be positive, focus on the good things and do something good on this occasion. Hopefully, it will be a fun evening in the face of tragic events and raise people’s spirits.”