VERO BEACH — Vero’s own Mardy Fish and Jake Owen, the hosts of Mardy’s Tennis & Jake’s Music Fest, are ready for a blockbuster week. Fish, America’s top ranked tennis player and No. 8 in the world is looking to continue his outstanding play at the 2011 U.S. Open in New York. And Owen has just release his new album, Barefoot Blue Jean Night. The album’s title track has already jumped to the top of the country music charts.
In June, Fish and Owen announced that Mardy’s Tennis & Jake’s Music Fest will return to Vero Beach at Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club, official host sponsor of event, and Holman Stadium at Vero Beach Sports Village on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9-10.
Mardy Fish enters the 2011 U.S. Open as the top ranked American player for the first time in his career. The U.S. Open draw sets up a potential quarterfinal showdown between Fish and world No. 3 Roger Federer. Fish is having a career-best season in 2011, reaching the semifinals in Key Biscayne, third round at the French Open, quarterfinals at Wimbledon, finals in Los Angeles and Montreal, and winning the title in Atlanta for the second consecutive year. His successful run continued last week at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, where he defeated Rafael Nadal in singles for the first time in his career to reach the semifinals.
Jake Owen released his third studio album, Barefoot Blue Jean Night, on August 29. The first single, “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” is the fastest-rising single of Owen’s career, and was recently certified a Gold Selling Single with over 800,000 copies sold. It has already reached the No. 4 spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, is No. 3 on Country Aircheck, and ranks in the iTunes Top 20 total downloads for all genres. Owen is currently on tour with Keith Urban.
Supporters of Fish and Owen will have the opportunity to see these stars firsthand as they team up to raise funds for the Mardy Fish Foundation and the Jake Owen Foundation at the sixth annual Mardy’s Tennis & Jake’s Music Fest. Fish and Owen are proud to present an exciting two-day event featuring a Kids’ Tennis Clinic, Reception with live and silent auction and Tennis Exhibition featuring Mardy Fish and other tennis professionals on Friday, Dec. 9. A Concert with Jake Owen, who will invite some of country’s hottest performers to join him, will be held on Saturday, Dec.10 at 7:00 p.m.
The Mardy Fish Foundation was established in 2006 to support youth organizations in Indian River County. Founded in 2010, the Jake Owen Foundation was created to offer its support on a national level to children battling cancer and other childhood diseases while also lending its support to the Mardy Fish Foundation and its mission to assist youth in Owen’s hometown area of Indian River County, FL.
Tennis Exhibition tickets are $75 for box seats (reserved chair-back seat) and $35 for general admission tickets (bleacher seat).
Tickets for the Jake Owen Concert are $100 for premier seats (on field – first 15 rows), $75 for premier (on field – starting at row 16), $65 for pit area (standing room only), $35 for reserved seats (stadium seating) and $25 for general admission (stadium seating).
To purchase tickets, call 866.333.7623 or visit www.chevents.com.
For more information on the Mardy Fish Foundation visit www.mardyfishfoundation.org and for the Jake Owen Foundation visit www.jakeowen.net.