Major Rager



Friends With Benefits Productions and Swope Productions are thrilled to announce The Major Rager™, a golf-centric concert brand, coming to Charlotte Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall during the PGA Championship at nearby Quail Hollow Club. For four years running, The Major Rager™ has established itself as the premiere event for live entertainment during The Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.  Golf and music fans will be happy to learn of The Major Rager’s™ first stop outside of Augusta.  Event organizers aim to host the concert at all four golf majors annually in years to come, and this August, they will be halfway towards that goal.  

Veteran rock outfit Umphrey’s McGee will headline the event with support from Nashville’s Moon Taxi at this benefit for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.  Patrons should expect Umphrey’s to pull out all the stops as they draw from their massive catalog of both originals and covers.

Members of both Umphrey’s McGee and Moon Taxi are rabid sports fans and avid golfers who find respite from the grueling pace of life on the road on the links.  These hard working musicians embody the spirit of what The Major Rager™ represents.

 The proven s uccess of The Major Rager™ over the past four years during one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world, The Masters Tournament, shows that modern golfers come from a wide array of ages, backgrounds, and taste profiles. Umphrey’s champions their motto “musicianship for the masses.”  Event organizers seek to apply this philosophy to the game of golf by offering world class entertainment to the thousands of golf and music fans in attendance at the 2017 PGA Championship.  Just as the players in the Tournament at Quail Hollow are the best in the world at their craft, so too are these artists performing at Symphony Park August 10.