Three-Night Private Concert Series Brings Music Superstars to LPGA and Celebrity Golf Tournament This January in Orlando’s Lake Nona
ORLANDO, Fla., (Nov. 4, 2021) – Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV), the industry-leading global vacation ownership company, announces that Sheryl Crow, Boyz II Men, the Goo Goo Dolls, LeAnn Rimes, Sara Evans and Gin Blossoms will perform as part of a live concert series at the highly-anticipated 2022 Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) Tournament of Champions.
The star-studded lineup featuring some of the world’s biggest musical artists will headline a three-day private concert for tournament sponsors and invited guests – along with an all-star roster of nearly 50 celebrity players when the Tournament of Champions kicks off the LPGA Tour season at its new home at the renowned Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando.
The lineup will feature six incredible acts that together span decades of number one hits, multi-platinum albums and sold-out concert tours. Night one of the concert series kicks off the tournament on Tuesday, Jan. 18 with special performances by GRAMMY Award-winning artists Sheryl Crow and LeAnn Rimes. On Thursday, Jan. 20, celebrated country music artist Sara Evans will take the stage, followed by R&B’s iconic, award-winning chart-toppers Boyz II Men. The series wraps on Saturday, Jan. 22 with 90s hitmakers Gin Blossoms rocking the stage followed by the superstar rock group, the Goo Goo Dolls.
The three nights of live music are part of the tournament’s unique entertainment format. The concerts will be hosted under the stars on an open-air stage in the heart of the Lake Nona community at its Town Center, which is home to some of the region’s most sought-after entertainment events, venues, shops and restaurants. The concerts will align with all local, state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
The HGV Tournament of Champions marks the start of the official 2022 LPGA Tour season. Truly a one-of-a-kind experience, the tournament’s distinctive format brings LPGA Tour winners together with over 50 beloved celebrities, athletes and entertainers to play side-by-side for an event unlike any other. Past celebrity participants include superstars from entertainment and all major sports, including Jerry Rice, Brian Urlacher, Marcus Allen, Justin Verlander, Ray Allen, Grant Hill, Lee Brice, Ben Higgins, Alfonso Ribeiro and more. This year, popular Australian DJ Brooke Evers joins the live entertainment program heading up the 18th-hole festivities on Saturday, Jan. 22 and Sunday, Jan. 23.
“In our first year hosting the world-class HGV Tournament of Champions in Orlando’s Lake Nona, we are excited to announce this extraordinary and diverse line-up of talented artists,” said Mark Wang, president and CEO of Hilton Grand Vacations. “This concert series further demonstrates the unique qualities of this one-of-a-kind tournament, and we’re thrilled to launch this signature event with incredible artists.”
The tournament exclusively features LPGA Tour winners from the previous two seasons competing for $1.2 million in official prize money on 72 holes of stroke play with no cut. Celebrities join them on the course, competing for their own $500,000 purse in a modified Stableford format. Qualifying pro-am players compete along with the stars during official tournament rounds. Florida’s own Jessica Korda claimed the 2021 tournament’s professional title for her sixth career LPGA Tour win. The Celebrity Division title win went to former tennis pro Mardy Fish, the event’s first three-time champion.
Celebrity participants, LPGA Tour professionals and visiting guests will be hosted at HGV’s best-in-class Orlando resorts continuing the luxury experience away from the course. HGV’s acquisition of Diamond Resorts created the largest upscale, upper upscale and luxury timeshare operator, with a combined offering of 154 resorts. The powerhouse combination of these two experienced operators promises Diamond’s proven track record of hosting an unforgettable tournament and experiential offerings with HGV’s trusted name in high-quality vacation ownership.
The tournament will be held at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club and televised live, airing Thursday, Jan. 20 and Friday, Jan. 21 on Golf Channel and Saturday, Jan. 22 and Sunday, Jan. 23 on Golf Channel and NBC.
Tickets for the golf tournament are now on sale. For more details and updates, visit HGVLPGA.com.
About Hilton Grand Vacations
Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) is recognized as a leading global timeshare company. With headquarters in Orlando, Florida, Hilton Grand Vacations develops, markets and operates a system of brand-name, high-quality vacation ownership resorts in select vacation destinations. As one of Hilton’s 18 premier brands, Hilton Grand Vacations has a reputation for delivering a consistently exceptional standard of service, and unforgettable vacation experiences for owners and guests, synonymous with the Hilton name. Ownership with the Company provides best-in-class membership programs, currently offering exclusive services and maximum flexibility for 710,000 owners around the world. For more information, visit www.hiltongrandvacations.com.
About the LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women, with a goal to change the face of golf by making the sport more accessible and inclusive.
Created in 1950 by 13 Founders, the Association celebrates a diverse and storied history. The LPGA Tour competes across the globe, reaching television audiences in more than 220 countries. The Symetra Tour, the LPGA’s official qualifying tour, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA also holds a joint-venture collaboration with the Ladies European Tour (LET), increasing playing opportunities for female golfers in Europe. Across the three Tours, the LPGA represents players in more than 60 countries.
Additionally, the LPGA Foundation has empowered and supported girls and women since 1991, most notably through LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the only national program of its kind, which annually engages with nearly 100,000 girls. The LPGA Amateur Golf Association and LPGA Women’s Network provide virtual and in-person connections to female golfers around the world, while LPGA Professionals are educators, business leaders and game changers dedicated to growing the game of golf for everyone.
About Lake Nona Golf & Country Club
Recognized as one of the world’s top private golf club communities, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club sits at the heart of the 17-square-mile, Lake Nona Region, a master-planned community comprised of wellness, education, recreation and entertainment offerings. For 35 years, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club has delivered the highest quality of living in Central Florida, combining natural splendor with a dynamic lifestyle amidst an abundance of luxury estate homes. The unique opportunity to live and play at Lake Nona has attracted a vibrant community of residents and members who enjoy a wealth of amenities, including: a Tom Fazio-designed, championship golf course; a fully equipped golf performance center; a 40,000-square-foot Clubhouse with an 18-room guest lodge; a Bath & Racquet Club with an all-inclusive fitness center, along with state-of-the-art tennis and pickleball courts, a lakeside pool and playground, and a dedicated youth activity center with year-round children’s programming; 24-hour gated security; and outstanding water-based recreation on a trio of waterways. Guided by a continual pursuit of excellence, highlighted by exceptional family experiences and outstanding service, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club will continue to set the benchmark for lifestyle-driven club communities for years to come.
For more information, visit: www.lakenona.club.
About Lake Nona
Planned and developed by the Tavistock Group, Lake Nona is one of the fastest growing and most innovative communities in America. Located in Orlando, Florida, the 17-square-mile community has established a new standard of living for its residents with groundbreaking initiatives around technology, mobility, and wellbeing. Lake Nona is located contiguous to Orlando International Airport in the most visited destination in the U.S. The smart and connected community’s advanced infrastructure and commitment to collaboration has drawn visionary companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe to join its living lab environment accelerating economic growth and opportunity across health and life sciences, education, hospitality, and sports and performance. Lake Nona’s attractive business ecosystem is enhanced by a thriving cultural landscape defined by iconic architecture and engaging public art installations, miles of trails and walkable green spaces, weekly signature events, shopping, dining and entertainment options set amongst Central Florida’s beautiful natural landscape and year-round sunshine.
For more information, visit www.lakenona.com.