Confederate Railroad, Blount to headline benefit concert

PICKENS — A pair of nationally known acts will headline a benefit concert planned by Azalea Festival organizers at Bruce Field in downtown Pickens next month.

Country legends Confederate Railroad and local boy gone big Benton Blount, who has garnered a national following with his recent appearances on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” will perform at the Rock the Fall Ball, set for 7 p.m. on Nov. 13.

Organizers have also promised to add more bands to the concert, which will benefit Upstate Warrior Solution, a nonprofit dedicated to helping warriors in the Upstate.

Tickets are $14 in advance and $19 at the gate for adults and $10 in advance and $15 at the gate for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased by visiting SquadUP.

“The decision to add a fall benefit concert to the Azalea Festival’s lineup came easy,” board member Kristen Henry said. “Our mission is to support our area nonprofits, and Upstate Warrior Solution is a great choice. We are very excited to bring this to the community and the Upstate.”

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