Brighter Days Foundation News: Seven-time GRAMMY award-winner Charles Kelley of multi-Platinum trio Lady A set to headline Benefit Concert at the eighth annual Brighter Days Invitational presented by Madera Residential

Charles Kelley performing in 2012. By zqvol – https, CC BY 2.0, https

July 21, 2022

Concert event benefits Stowe Mission of Central Ohio, Habitat MidOhio, Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, and Blessings in a Backpack on behalf of the Brighter Days Foundation

Columbus, Ohio – Representatives from the Brighter Days Foundation announced today the details of its 2022 Benefit Concert, part of the Foundation’s marquee fundraising event, the Brighter Days Invitational presented by Madera Residential. The eighth annual concert will be headlined by Charles Kelley of the multi-Platinum trio Lady A.

The 2022 concertevent will benefit several of the Columbus area’s most impactful organizations. Proceeds will support Stowe Mission of Central Ohio, Habitat MidOhio, Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, and Blessings in a Backpack.

“Jason and I are so excited that Charles will be performing at this year’s Brighter Days Invitational,” said Ellie Day. “The concert is always one of the highlights of our Foundation’s signature fundraising event, and with Charles on stage this September it will be bigger than ever. We started Brighter Days to make a positive impact in the community and we’re so proud to be celebrating our eighth year by continuing to work with Stowe Mission, Habitat MidOhio, The James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute, and Blessings in a Backpack, and highlighting the impactful and inspiring work they do every day. The incredible support from our sponsors and celebrity participants has been overwhelming once again. They are the reason Brighter Days is able to make a difference for our charity partners and the Columbus area, and for that we are truly grateful.”

The Brighter Days Invitational benefit concert will be held Sunday, September 11, at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Water’s Edge. Gates open at 7 p.m. EDT with Charles Kelley taking the stage at 8 p.m. Limited VIP and general admission tickets starting at $25 and are now available for this charity concert event. Tickets to the Invitational’s exclusive Tee-Off Party are also available. All proceeds benefit the event’s primary beneficiaries, Stowe Mission of Central Ohio, Habitat MidOhio, The James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute and Blessings in a Backpack. For more information, please visit

About Charles Kelley

Along with his success as part of Lady A, Charles Kelley earned a GRAMMY nomination for “Best Country Duo/Group Performance” from his solo debut album’s release, THE DRIVER. As a co-writer on many chart-topping Lady A hits, including the 9X Platinum hit “Need You Now,” Kelley has also penned No. One hits by Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Brett Young and Russell Dickerson. Kelley was recently tapped by ESPN for his rendition of the iconic track “Georgia On My Mind” that was used in the official nationwide commercial leading into the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. Lady A have long been a model of mainstream success. Their 11 No. Ones, 18 million albums sold, 34 million tracks, five billion digital streams and a global touring footprint prove the point. With a renewed sense of inner strength and hope, the multi-Platinum band released their eighth studio album WHAT A SONG CAN DO (BMLG Records). Working again with producer Dann Huff, the 14 tracks reinvigorate the band’s signature sound and electrifying harmony that has dominated charts for more than a decade. They have earned CMA Awards “Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row and countless other honors including, Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards, a Tony Award nod and were recently inducted as members of the Grand Ole Opry. Lady A is inviting fans to join their REQUEST LINE TOUR, launching with back-to-back nights at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, kicking off Aug. 13th. Each night fans will experience the hit-packed set backed by rich harmonies the band is known for, while also interacting with the band in real time to directly request songs, making no two shows the same with direct support from longtime friend and collaborator Dave Barnes as direct support. For more information visit

About Brighter Days Foundation

The Brighter Days Foundation provides funding and resources to central Ohio organizations that work to end child hunger, provides necessities to families in need and gives hope to those who seem to have none. Founded by PGA TOUR player Jason Day and his wife Ellie, Brighter Days Foundation partners with local nonprofit organizations that deliver high quality programs and services with measurable, impactful results, ensuring that every dollar raised goes back into the local community. Learn more at

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