O.A.R. to perform free concert at Northern Trust Open, Concert complimentary for PGA TOUR event attendees at The Riviera Country Club

LOS ANGELES – In an original event for the Northern Trust Open, American rock b`and O.A.R. will stage a concert on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the PGA TOUR tournament held at the beautiful and historic Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. Fresh off their recent U.S. tour, the band will perform their hits following the third day of competition (approximately 3:30 p.m.). Part of the new entertainment offerings at the 2015 Northern Trust Open, the show will be complimentary for attendees of the tournament that day.

A successful recording and touring band for more than a decade, O.A.R. is renowned for an intense, vibrant live show and the communal feeling it shares with its fans. Since their formation in 1996, O.A.R. (singer Marc Roberge, drummer Chris Culos, guitarist Richard On, bassist Benj Gershman and saxophonist Jerry DePizzo) has logged millions of miles on the road and released eight studio albums, spawning such hit singles as “Shattered,” “Heaven,” “Love and Memories” and “Peace.”

“We love golf and been hoping to play Riviera for years,” states Roberge. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to bring our music to the tournament.”

The Northern Trust Open, one of the longest-running events on the PGA TOUR, will this year include a variety of expanded elements, creating the perfect complete LA entertainment experience. An upscale, open-air lounge –The Green Room – will make its debut as the destination for those looking for an exclusive party. Perched between the iconic 10th hole and the driving range, the venue offers dramatic views of the historic Riviera Country Club surrounded by eucalyptus trees. Guests will sip on cocktails and enjoy dishes from local trendy Los Angeles eateries, with different restaurants featured daily. And when it comes to the O.A.R. concert, The Green Room guests will have the best seat in the house, as the venue is transformed into a backstage setting. True to its name, The Green Room will give fans the ultimate VIP experience allowing front row access to the band.

“The Northern Trust Open is one of the longest-running events on the PGA TOUR and thus we are always looking for ways to build on the spectator experience to keep people coming back,” said Northern Trust Open Executive Director O.D. Vincent. “This year, with the addition of The Green Room as a new hotspot on the course, as well as the O.A.R. concert, which is free for all attendees on Saturday, we have a variety of new elements to keep people entertained.”

Tickets for the tournament or passes for the VIP experience in The Green Room can be purchased at northerntrustopen.com.


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