JIMMY BUFFETT AND MAROON 5 TO TAKE STAGE AT
THE 2014 GREENBRIER CONCERT SERIES

 


NEW BADGE PRICE ANNOUNCED

The Greenbrier announces special spring room rate offer
including tournament and concert access

EXCITING FAN ENHANCEMENTS ADD VALUE TO THE TOURNAMENT EXPERIENCE


White Sulphur Springs, WV - April 1, 2014: Tournament officials announced today that Jimmy Buffett and Maroon 5 will headline the 2014 Greenbrier Classic Concert Series, coinciding with the fifth annual Greenbrier Classic, June 30 - July 6 at The Greenbrier, the classic American resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV.
  
With more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, Maroon 5 will bring their popular hybrid rock/R&B sound to The Greenbrier Classic on Friday, July 4th, at 9:30 PM as fans celebrate America's birthday at America's Resort. The three-time Grammy Award winning group, with frontman Adam Levine, is a powerhouse in popular music whose releases have gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries.

Singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett, a legend of popular culture, the composer of such classic songs as Margaritaville, Come Monday, and Cheeseburger In Paradise, will round out the star-studded lineup at the 2014 Greenbrier Classic Concert Series. Buffett will perform on Saturday, July 5th at 9:30 PM.

"We couldn't be happier to have such an acclaimed group as Maroon 5 and such an iconic American artist like Jimmy Buffett join The Greenbrier Classic Concert Series," said Jim Justice, owner of The Greenbrier.  "Both are incredible performers and their shows are second to none-making them the perfect performers to match the world's best golfers who will be teeing off on The Old White TPC course that week!"

Admission to your choice of either the Maroon 5 or Jimmy Buffett concert is included with the purchase of a weekly Greenbrier Classic tournament badge, which is priced from $60 per person. Additional badge types are available that include both concerts.  For more information about Greenbrier Classic badges please visit www.greenbrierclassic.com. 

In related news, Jim Justice is offering two incredible experiences and a discounted room rate as a special gift to all guests who book a weekday (Sunday - Thursday) room at the classic American resort between April 1 and May 8, 2014.  Guests taking advantage of this special limited time offer will receive an exclusive room rate starting at $89 per night (some restrictions apply; subject to availability) and one weekly grounds badge to The Greenbrier Classic, which includes their choice of complimentary admission to the Maroon 5 or Jimmy Buffett concert. For more information please visit www.greenbrier.com/JJsgift or call (855) 531-6278.

Fans attending the The Greenbrier Classic 2014 will be treated to several enhancements that will upgrade their tournament experience.

The Vehicle Giveaway presented by My Local Ford Dealers will allow fans at the tournament the opportunity to register and win a new Ford vehicle during each competition round (7/3/14 - 7/6/14).  Note: A vehicle WILL be given away to one lucky fan each competition round (7/3/14 - 7/6/14).

Details

  • Must check-in daily (7/3/14 - 7/6/14) at Ford Vehicle Display located on Hole No. 12
  • Must be present on The Old White TPC Course to win
  • Daily drawing time: 5:00PM (7/3, 7/4, 7/5 and 7/6)
  • The Hole-In-One Fan Jackpot adds an extra rooting interest for spectators seated in the bleachers and lawn area on Hole No. 18 from Wednesday's Pro-Am (7/2/14) to Sunday's final round (7/6/14). These fans will receive a cash payout for every hole-in-one made by any player, amateur or professional, in the Pro-Am or official field of competitors for the four competition rounds.


Details

  • Spectator Cash Payout: $100 1st prize / $500 2nd prize / $1000 3rd prize
  • Amateur / PGA Tour Professional: $25,000 1st prize / $50,000 2nd prize / $100,000 3rd prize - to be donated to the charity of their choice


The new Kids Zone at The Greenbrier Classic brings fans, family and the Fourth of July together. The exciting new venue includes a putting course, bounce houses, concessions, arts and crafts, and face painting for kids of all ages. Fans are encouraged to visit this interactive area, which will be open to the public on Hole No. 12 of The Old White TPC Course.

To stay connected with The Greenbrier Classic on social media, follow on Twitter at @GBRClassic (#GreenbrierClassic) and like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thegreenbrierclassic.  For more information about The Greenbrier, please visit: www.greenbrier.com.


ABOUT MAROON 5:
Capturing their first of three Grammy Awards as "Best New Artist" of 2005 and going on to sell more than 17 million albums worldwide, Maroon 5's releases have gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries. The band won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album, Songs About Jane and their double platinum album, It Won't be Soon Before Long, which included hits like "Makes Me Wonder" and "If I Never See your Face Again." In 2010, the band released their third studio album, Hands All Over, which was certified platinum. The collection featured two hit singles including the Hot AC smash "Misery" and the anthemic "Moves Like Jagger," which climbed to the #1 spot on the Top 40, Hot AC and Billboard Hot 100 charts. The track has also become one of the best-selling singles of all time. Following the release of the album, both "Misery" and "Moves LikeJagger" received GRAMMY nominations.

Maroon 5's latest album Overexposed has quickly reinforced the group's status as a powerhouse in popular music with all of the collection's singles quickly rising to the top of the charts. The band set a record for the most #1's (six in total) by a group in the Top 40 chart's 20-year history. Maroon 5 are currently in the studio recording a new album.

In addition to his work with Maroon 5, Adam Levine has returned for the 6th season as a coach on the EMMY Award winning NBC hit series The Voice. Adam made his small screen acting debut on the second season of the hit FX drama American Horror Story, and will soon be seen in a lead role in the major motion picture film, Can A Song Save Your Life from director John Carney, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2013.


ABOUT JIMMY BUFFETT:
Buffett has recorded over fifty albums, most of which have gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum.  His sold-out concert tours are an annual rite of summer for his legions of fans, affectionately known as Parrotheads, many of whom are professionals by day and who dress in spectacular and outrageous tropical outfits and headwear when Jimmy comes to town.

Born in the GulfCoast town of Pascagoula, Mississippi, Buffett was raised in Mobile, Alabama. He is a fourth-generation sailor and fisherman, a pilot, a surfer, and a frequent traveler to remote and exotic places of the world, having become addicted to National Geographic magazine as a child.

The lyrics to many of his songs are influenced by his travels all over the globe.

As a best-selling author, he is one of only nine authors in the history of the New York Times Bestseller List to have reached #1 on both their fiction and non-fiction lists.  Jimmy has received two Grammy nominations, numerous Country Music Association awards and was the recipient of one of the nation's highest songwriting honors when he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame.


ABOUT THE GREENBRIER:
Located in White Sulphur Springs in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier has been welcoming guests since 1778. Known as "America's Resort," it encompasses more than 10,000 acres of undulating landscape that includes: five golf courses (including the exclusive Greenbrier Sporting Club's private course); a championship indoor and outdoor tennis facility (including five outdoor clay courts and five indoor courts); a mélange of sporting activities; shops; private homes at The Greenbrier Sporting Club; and, at its heart, a vast and imposing grand hotel. Purchased in 2009 by West Virginia entrepreneur James C. Justice II, The Greenbrier has undergone a $250+ million restoration and is now home to The Greenbrier Classic, a PGA TOUR, FedExCup event, and will soon launch The Greenbrier Medical Institute, a state-of-the-art medical complex on the resort's grounds.


MEDIA CONTACTS:
The Greenbrier Classic
Tom Sprouse
Media Director, The Greenbrier Classic
E-mail: tsprouse@hnssports.com
Tel: 614-889-6791
Mobile: 614-519-1873