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“American Idol” Winner Lee DeWyze Opens

Tickets Available for Not-to-be-Missed Event


WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND (June 16, 2016) – The 2016 CVS Health Charity Classic Benefit Concert is adding “American Idol” season 9 winner Lee DeWyze to the ticket.  DeWyze will open up for the seven-time GRAMMY award-winning group Lady Antebellum at the Tuesday, June 28 concert at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in downtown Providence.


Successful “Idol” alum DeWyze – one of the show’s fan favorites – was among a select group of former champions who made an appearance on the April “American Idol” series finale.  Singer-songwriter DeWyze has a strong following and released a new album to positive reviews earlier this year.  He is also known for his “Blackbird Song” which appeared in an episode of “The Walking Dead.”



The newly created CVS Health Charity Classic Benefit Concert – which extends the Charity Classics’ fundraising efforts - will be held on Tuesday, June 28 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center and will be open to the public. Tickets are now on sale, with a portion of ticket sale proceeds going to support the mission of the Charity Classic to raise funds for non-profits across New England.  Concert ticket prices range from $37.50-$67.50 (does not include service and facility fees) and are available at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Box Office,, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.


Tournament News

The CVS Health Charity Classic, which has donated more than $19 million to area nonprofits since 1999, offers something for everyone including exciting new entertainment options as well as world-class golf. Here’s a look at the events taking place this June:


  • Lady Antebellum Benefit Concert – Seven-time GRAMMY award-winning group Lady Antebellum headlines a public benefit concert on Tuesday, June 28, at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence. The concert is a great way for music lovers to support the Charity Classic and its charitable focus. Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Dunkin’ Donuts Center box office or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.


  • Rocky Point 5k – A healthy way to kick-off off the three-day tournament, the CVS Health Charity Classic is once again sponsoring the Rocky Point 5k on Saturday, June 25. People are encouraged to run or walk in this USA Track and Field sanctioned event that also supports great local charities. Visit for more information and to register.


  • Community Day – Make it a family affair on Sunday, June 26 with free admission. Enjoy the picturesque Rhode Island Country Club while taking in great golf and a number of other activities including interactive health & wellness stations and food trucks.


  • Path To Better Health – A walking path around the golf course that features interactive health and wellness stations, the Path to Better Health encourages fans to participate in fun and educational health-focused activities as they walk around the golf course at Rhode Island Country Clubs.


  • Charity Miles Campaign – Make exercising really count with the CVS Healthy Charity Classic Charity Miles campaign sponsored by Aon Hewitt. Fans are invited to download the Charity Miles app, designate their favorite charity, and get moving!  During the month of June, 25 cents for every mile participants walk or run and 10 cents for every mile completed on a bike will be donated to select charities. It’s a perfect app to use while participating in the Rocky Point 5k or as fans walk along the Charity Classic’s Path to Better Health.


  • Free Admission for Veterans and First Responders – The CVS Health Charity Classic is honoring veterans by offering complimentary admission to Rhode Island Country Club for the golf tournament for all active, reserve and retired Military Service Members and their dependents. Veterans simply present a valid Common Access Card or Retired Military Card at the gate any day throughout the three-day tournament. First responders and their families also receive free admission with a valid ID.


  • The Wine Pavilion by Dreaming Tree Wines – Located on the 15th green at Rhode Island Country Club, the Wine Pavilion by Dreaming Tree Wines offers first-class hospitality and amenities, including daily food and wine samplings. A great place to spend the day with friends, the pavilion offers spectacular views and a close-up look at the golf action. Spectators may upgrade their good any day ticket on-site for $25 to gain entrance to the Wine Pavilion by Dreaming Tree Wines or purchase them at the gate for $50.



Single, good-any-day tickets ($25) for the 2016 CVS Health Charity Classic are now on sale at  Children 17 and under are free with a ticketed adult. For additional information on tickets, fans can call 866-CVS-9441 or visit

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