ROGERS, Ark. - Tournament officials for the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G have announced today two-time Grammy nominee Huey Lewis and the News will be coming to Dickson Street in Fayetteville, Ark. for a free concert on Friday, Sept. 9. Huey Lewis and the News, a rock band known for hit songs "The Heart of Rock & Roll" and the title track from Back to the Future, "The Power of Love," will be performing at the annual M&M's/Extra Dickson Street Concert, which is held in conjunction with the LPGA tournament at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Sept. 5 - 11.
The M&M's/Extra Dickson Street Concert featuring Huey Lewis and the News is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. The concert will be held in the Walton Arts Center parking lot located at 495 W. Dickson Street in Fayetteville. The show will begin at 8:00 p.m.
Huey Lewis and the News burst onto the U.S. music scene following the success of their No. 1. hit, "The Power of Love," which was featured in Back to the Future along with their recording of the film's theme song, "Back in Time." The band's 1983 album, Sports, has sold over 10 million copies alone and four singles from the album reached the top-10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Later albums including Fore! (1986), Small World (1988), and Hard at Play (1991) have all been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum.
In later years Huey Lewis and the News had gained popularity with hit singles including "Stuck with You," "Jacob's Ladder," and "Hip to Be Square," all of which reached No.1 on the Billboard 200.
Tickets to the 2011 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G are on sale at www.NWAChampionship.com or by calling (479) 715-6100. Daily tickets are $25, valid any one day, Friday - Sunday. Week-long grounds badges can be purchased for $50. Admission is free to the public Monday - Thursday. Children 17 years old and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.
Fans also can support local charities by purchasing an LPGA daily ticket through one of eight participating organizations. These charities are selling $25 daily tickets and keeping 100 percent of the proceeds.
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