Diamond Resorts International® Announces Musical Performances for the Brian Gay Invitational

Diamond Resorts International® presents an all-star line-up for musical performances, including a country music superstar, at its charity golf event

LAS VEGAS--()--DIAMOND RESORTS INTERNATIONAL® (NYSE:DRII), a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, proudly announces an evening of musical entertainment with an all-star line-up of world-class musicians including a special guest appearance by Darius Rucker at The Brian Gay Invitational on December 7, 2013 at the Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club.

Following the amateur/celebrity golf event on Saturday, December 7, the evening’s concert will feature a roster of premier musicians including original band members from Hootie and the Blowfish, bassist, Dean Felber and lead guitarist, Mark Bryan; Creed drummer, Scott Phillips; and a special performance by country music superstar, Darius Rucker.

The lead singer and rhythm guitarist for rock band Hootie and the Blowfish, and an award-winning country music artist, Darius Rucker, has charted several hits on Billboard’s Hot100 since the start of his career as a singer/songwriter in 1986. As a co-founder of Hootie and the Blowfish, he recorded five studio albums including their successful debut album “Cracked Rear View” which featured hit singles “Hold My Hand”, “Let Her Cry” and “Only Wanna Be With You”. Since signing with Capitol Records Nashville in 2008, Rucker has released six number one country music hits including "It Won't Be Like This for Long", "Alright", “Come Back Song" and "This". In 2009 he received the New Artist Award from the Country Music Association.

According to Michael Flaskey, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, North America, Diamond Resorts International®, “We are pleased to announce our entertainment line-up for the Brian Gay Invitational and want to extend a special thank you to all the musicians who have so graciously committed their time and talents to this event. With their generous involvement in our charitable efforts, we believe that this weekend will deliver a world-class event and help us raise much-needed funds to support the Florida Hospital for Children.”

The Brian Gay Invitational presented by Diamond Resorts International® is a best-in-class celebrity/amateur golf tournament at Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club in Celebration, Florida on December 6-8, 2013. Net Proceeds will benefit Florida Hospital for Children.

FHFC is home to a world-class panel of pediatric specialists and highly qualified staff dedicated to the care of the children. The hospital features a lobby designed by Disney that features characters and interactive games to ease the fear and anxieties of patients and their families.

The following celebrities have committed to participate in the Brian Gay Invitational:

Marcus Allen, Hall of Fame Football Player
Johnny Damon, Retired MLB Player
Mike Eruzione, Olympic Hockey Legend
John Hart, MLB Executive
Grant Hill, Retired NBA Player
J.B. Holmes, PGA Tour Player
Reggie Jackson, Hall of Fame Baseball Player
Lee Janzen, PGA Tour Player
Ryan Longwell, NFL Player
Joe Magrane, Retired MLB Player/Commentator
Kevin Millar, Retired MLB Player/Sportscaster
Phil Nevin, Retired MLB Player
Bud Norris, MLB Player
Nick O’Hern, PGA Tour Player
A.J. Pierzynski, MLB Player
Dan Plesac, Retired MLB Player
Darius Rucker, Country Music Superstar
Mark Rypien, Retired NFL Player
John Smoltz, Retired MLB Player/Sportscaster
Frank Viola, Retired MLB Player
Charlie Manuel, MLB Manager
Carl Paulson, Retired PGA Tour Player
Michael “Yogi” Stewart, Retired NBA Player
Troy Glaus, Retired MLB Player
Joe Mayo, Professional Golf Instructor
Grant Waite, Professional Golf Instructor
Ray Lankford, Retired MLB Player
Richard Dent, Retired NFL Player
Scott Phillips, Drummer
Mark Bryan, Lead Guitarist
Dean Felber, Bassist
Mark Tremonti, Guitarist

Diamond Resorts International®, with its network of more than 300 vacation destinations located in 33 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa, provides guests with choices and flexibility as they design their dream vacation, whether they're traveling an hour away or around the world. Our hassle-free, relaxing vacations give guests a truly memorable experience every time, for a lifetime.

Diamond Resorts International® manages vacation ownership resorts and sells vacation ownership points that provide members and owners with Vacations of a Lifetime™ through 92 managed resorts, 210 affiliated properties and four cruise itineraries. To learn more, visit DiamondResorts.com.


Diamond Resorts International®
Stevi Wara
Tel: 702.823.7069; Fax: 702.684.8705
Michael Flaskey
Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, North America

Release Summary

Diamond Resorts International features a headline concert following the Brian Gay Invitational, a celebrity/amateur golf event to benefit Florida Hospital for Children.



Diamond Resorts International®
Stevi Wara
Tel: 702.823.7069; Fax: 702.684.8705
Michael Flaskey
Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, North America