CROMWELL, Conn., May 9, 2012 – Travelers Championship officials today announced that GRAMMY® award winning singer/songwriter Michael Bolton will return to Connecticut to support this year’s tournament. Bolton, who will compete in the Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am on Wednesday, June 20, will also perform a benefit concert at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts to raise funds for The Michael Bolton Charities for Children & Women at Risk. Bolton will be joined by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Dave Mason and Ben E. King, and singer/keyboardist Bill Champlin, formerly of Chicago, on Tuesday, June 19, at 7:30 p.m.
“We look forward to having Michael Bolton return to the Travelers Championship,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “The tournament is pleased to partner with Michael to continue to build awareness and funds for The Michael Bolton Charities, which is celebrating its 20th year. This concert is just one of many unique ways that the tournament continues to support charities in the region.”
Michael Bolton has won multiple GRAMMY® awards for “Best Male Vocalist,” selling more than 53 million records with nine No.1 hit singles, earned a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and has been recognized with countless other honors. He has sung with legends including Luciano Pavarotti and Ray Charles; written songs with star musicians like Bob Dylan and Lady Gaga; penned hits for over 100 diverse artists, including Barbra Streisand and KISS; played guitar with B.B. King; and had his music recorded on a song by Hip Hop superstars Jay-Z and Kanye West. Bolton continues to write and record new songs each year, all while touring every continent around the world.
“The Michael Bolton Charities serves as an instrument of compassion to give to those less fortunate — those children and women who deserve a chance for a better life,” Michael Bolton said.
The Michael Bolton Charities, Inc. (MBC) was founded in 1993 and is based in his home state of Connecticut. The major focus of The MBC is the critical issue of violence against women. Since its inception, more than $10 million has been raised from contributions and net income from special events, benefiting more than 100 organizations in cities across the country that support children and women at risk of poverty, abuse, neglect, homelessness and domestic violence. Celebrating its 20th anniversary year, more information is available at www.michaelboltoncharities.com
Tickets for the Michael Bolton & Friends Benefit Concert can be purchased starting at $28 and are available now at www.bushnell.org or by calling the box office at (860) 987-5900. To purchase VIP tickets or sponsorships, please contact The Michael Bolton Charities at (203) 483-6463. For more information on Michael Bolton, please contact: Sonia Muckle at firstname.lastname@example.org or Victor Trevino at email@example.com. For more information on the Michael Bolton & Friends Benefit Concert, please log on to TravelersChampionship.com.