Award-winning country artist Sara Evans, whose distinctive voice and edgy contemporary sensibility have helped sell more than six million records and produce five No. 1 hits, will perform a live concert at the 2017 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance on Saturday, May 6.
Tickets to the fifth annual vintage car showcase on the fairways of iconic Pinehurst Resort will go on sale Black Friday. They will be available online at www.pinehurstconcours.com and at four local ticket outlets in the Village of Pinehurst and Southern Pines. Tickets to this year’s Pinehurst Concours, which includes a live performance by Evans following the awards ceremony, are $40 in advance and $50 the day of the event.
The concert by Evans will continue a Pinehurst Concours tradition that has included concerts by Three Dog Night (2015) and The Commodores (2016).
"I’m so honored to be a part of the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance and can’t wait to get back to North Carolina,” Evans said. “I also can’t wait to see all of the amazing cars that will be part of the event!”
The multi-platinum selling country singer and songwriter has been called “one of the most compelling vocalists of her generation.” Her first major hit came in late 1998 with "No Place That Far," the second single from the album of the same name, which went to No. 1. Four additional singles have reached No. 1 as well: "Born to Fly" (2000-2001), "Suds in the Bucket" 2004), "A Real Fine Place to Start" (2005), and "A Little Bit Stronger" (2010-2011).
"This is a rare opportunity to see an incredible artist in a unique setting, the fairways of Pinehurst,” said Pinehurst Concours president Jay Howard. “Our patrons will love Sara’s music, personality and incredible energy, allowing us to raise the bar of our fifth annual event.”
In addition to her five No 1 songs, four others have appeared in the Top 10 and she has recorded two No. 1 Billboard Country Albums, with five appearing on Billboard’s Top 200 all-genre chart. Evans has garnered nominations for Grammy Awards (2), American Country Awards (10) and CMT Music Awards (5).
Evans was also the first country artist to compete in ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and has been chosen as one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People.”
The 2016 Pinehurst Concours and concert drew in excess of 12,000 patrons.
Local ticket outlets in the Sandhills area include:
Village of Pinehurst Town Hall
The Old Sport Gallery (Village of Pinehurst)
Pinehurst Resort Members services desk (Members only)
The Country Book Shop (Southern Pines)
In addition, limited tickets to the Putter Boy Pavilion, the event’s premium VIP hospitality experience, will go on sale starting November 25 online only at www.pinehurstcouncours.com. No refunds, exchanges or general admission ticket upgrades will be honored with Putter Boy Pavilion online purchases.
The Pinehurst Concours Best of Show winners have included a 1928 Isotta Fraschini 8ASS, a 1919 Pierce-Arrow Model 66 A-4 Tourer (2015), a 1931 Cadillac 452A (2014) and a 1938 Steyr 220 Glaser Roadster (2013).