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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Niswonger Classic features Brian Culbertson concert on Sunday, celebrity-filled golf tournament on Monday

Niswonger Classic features Brian Culbertson concert on Sunday, celebrity-filled golf tournament on Monday

It’s a big (extended) weekend for our annual Niswonger Children’s Hospital Classic, which features a concert by Brian Culbertson on Sunday night in Greeneville, Tenn., and then the Classic golf tournament – which is getting some national media coverage this year – on Monday at The Olde Farm in Bristol, Va.

Tickets are still available for the Brian Culbertson concert on Sunday; click here for more information.

The Classic is Mountain States Foundation's biggest fundraiser of the year for our children’s hospital and includes multiple events from June through August, with the golf tournament serving as the main event. The field at The Olde Farm on Monday features a long list of elite golfing talent, highlighting players from the PGA, Champions, LPGA and tours and more, as well as World Long Drive Professionals.

If you want to keep up with the tournament, you'll have several opportunities this year.

 The Golf Channel will be on hand. Tune in from 7-9 a.m. to see live cut-ins on the "Morning Drive" show, and look for highlights Monday evening and Tuesday morning on "Golf Central."

You can also hear radio coverage from the tournament on SiriusXM radio’s “Katrek & Maginnes On Tap," the top-rated golf radio show in the world. John Maginnes and Brian Katrek will broadcast live at The Olde Farm at 5 p.m. Monday on XM channel 92 and Sirius channel 208. They’re among the celebrities competing in the tournament, as well.

You can also follow the tournament with the 18Birdies app, available for download on the App Store or Google Play. Enter the Gallery Code 9358 in the "Tournament" tab within the Play button of the app.

The celebrity list includes Atlanta Braves great and Major-League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Chipper Jones, legendary University of Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer and NFL assistant coach Mike Smith, an ETSU alumnus and former NFL Coach of the Year. Golfing greats include Corey Pavin, Loren Roberts, Gene Sauers, Stuart Appleby and Mike Hulbert, plus many more!

Sunday’s concert is part of Brian Culbertson’s FUNK! Tour. Culbertson is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, writer and producer who crosses genres between contemporary jazz, R&B and funk. He calls his latest album, “Funk!,” “a throwback, funkadelic, old-school record in the style of ‘P-Funk meets Prince’ that will make you dance, laugh, sing along and pretty much get down!”

Visit to learn more about the cause, the field of celebrities who will be participating, and the other events that make up the Niswonger Children’s Hospital Classic.