KENNY CHESNEY TO HEAD THE MACK, JACK & MCCONAUGHEY 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY GALA | News
AUSTIN, TX, January 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), Austin’s beloved charity event, returns for its tenth year April 28-29, 2022. The Oscar®-winning actor’s joint fundraising effort Matthew McConaughey, Academy of Country Music Award-winning songwriter and recording artist Jack Ingram, and workout legend McBrown lifted nearly $20 million for beneficiaries of charities dedicated to the education, health and welfare of children. MJ&M announced today that Kenny Chesney, the eight-time ACM and Country Music Association Artist of the Year to headline the 2022 gala Thursday April 28 at ACL Live at the Moody Theatre.
Tickets are on sale friday 4 february at 10 a.m. CST and are publicly available at https://acl-live.com/calendar/kenny-chesney-0428. This intimate acoustic show is designed to provide charity audiences with a very special evening of entertainment, unlike anything attendees might experience at a regular concert.
Considered “the people’s superstar” by the Los Angeles Times, Kenny Chesney is known for No Shoes Nation, the passionate fan base that has made him the nation’s biggest ticket seller for two decades. His high-energy shows with songs that celebrate life as real people live it and a keen sense of musicianship, Chesney amassed 34 No. 1s; 20 have topped the charts for several weeks and have sold over 30 million albums, as well as over a million tickets for each of their headlining tours.
“Our friend Kenny Chesney will undoubtedly kick off Year 10 of MJ&M with unforgettable energy, talent and stories to tell,” said Matthew McConaughey. “Mack, Jack and I are honored to have seen MJ&M grow into the high-impact event it has become. We empower so many children’s lives and we still have fun doing it.”
Jack Ingram added: “We promise to pull out all the stops in April. We have countless achievements and memories to celebrate with our MJ&M family – and we look forward to welcoming the iconic/incredible Kenny Chesney at our gala stage.”
“I’m honored to be part of the 10th anniversary of MJ&M, a charity that has done so much for children around the world,” Chesney said. “As we return to live music and are together, playing Austin and ACL Live in this intimate setting is a great way to do that.”
“We continue to be amazed and touched by the generous supporters of MJ&M,” said McBrown. “Friends and talented musicians have come together year after year to enrich the lives of thousands of children and we will be forever grateful.”
This year’s event will raise funds to support Cure Duchenne, Dell Children’s Medical Center, HeartGift, just keep the foundation livin and The Rise School of Austin.
The 10and The annual two-day MJ&M event continues friday april 29, with a golf tournament, parade and New York-style lunch. On Friday night, guests return to ACL Live at the Moody Theater to enjoy the best selection party of Texas at the Jack & Friends concert. More details to follow.
MJ&M 2022 sponsors include: American Airlines, American Campus Communities, Balyasny Asset Management LP, CenterPoint Energy, Covert Cadillac, HEB, JP’s Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation, Nike, Sendero Homes, Sewell, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Washington Football Team.
For more information about Mack, Jack & McConaughey, or to sign up to receive further announcements about the 2022 event, please visit http://mackjackandmcconaughey.com/.
ABOUT MACK, JACK AND MCCONAUGHEY:
Mack, Jack and McConaughey (MJ&M), the joint fundraising effort of the ESPN analyst and the legendary football coach McBrown, ACM award-winning recording artist Jack Ingram, and Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, is a two-day event filled with music, golf, fashion and fun. Previous MJ&M Gala headliners include Parker McCollum, Luc Combes, Chris Stapleton, Dixie Chicks, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Kacey Musgraves, Toby Keith, John Mellencamp, and Sheryl Raven. The gala is followed by a busy day with a golf tournament held simultaneously with a one-of-a-kind fashion show which has already featured ALC, Monique Lhuillier, Alice + Olivia, Jason Wu, Veronique Beard, MILLY, Badgley Mischka, and Lela Rose. The day ends at ACL Live for a lineup of talented singer-songwriters unmatched by any other event. jimmy kimmel has already hosted the party, and past performers include Kris Kristofferson, small big city, Eric Church, Holly Williams, James Johnson, Lyle Lovett, and dozens of the biggest names in music.
ON KENNY CHESNEY:
Considered “the king of the road” by The Wall Street Journal, Kenny Chesney is the only country artist in Pollstar‘s Top Touring Artists of the Decade. Known for his high-energy live performances, songs that celebrate life as real people live it, and his keen sense of musicality, Chesney has won eight Entertainer of the Year awards (four consecutive from the Academy of Country Music, four from the Country Music Association), had 34 number 1s and sold over 30 million albums, as well as over a million tickets on each of his headlining tours. He topped the charts with Grace Potter, P!nk, the Wailers Band, David Matthews and Uncle Kracker, while dueting with and co-producing an album for willie nelson. In addition to his latest chart-topping single “Knowing You” off studio album Here and now, Chesney’s hits include “Young”, “You and Tequila”, “When the Sun Goes Down”, “Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven”, “Pirate Flag”, “Summertime”, “I Go Back”, “Somewhere With You”, “American Kids”, “Set the World on Fire”, “Get Along” and many more.
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