A concert scheduled for this upcoming Monday that was going to benefit The First Tee of the Grand Strand youth development organization has been canceled due to a lack of ticket sales.
The Jam for Juniors at the House of Blues was going to be an acoustic show featuring Josh Kelley, Javier Colon, and Sister Hazel band members Ken Block and Drew Copeland. Tickets started at $35 and were being sold at the HOB and on the eventbrite.com website.
The concert was also the first event under the nonprofit Project Golf initiative created by marketing cooperative Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. Project Golf is an effort to grow the game and increase participation locally and one of its focuses is on junior golf.
The concert was going to be a kickoff to The First Tee’s annual Future Generations Tournament at Caledonia Golf and Fish Club next Tuesday.
The four musicians were expected to participate in the tournament, which will feature Golf Channel personalities Kelly Tilghman of North Myrtle Beach and Charlie Rymer of Fort Mill.
Golf Holiday expects to partner with the artists for another fundraising attempt as early as this fall.
“We knew we had an issue with the time frame. We had an idea and wanted to pair it up with the Future Generations Tournament and knew it was a bit of a risk. It’s tough to sell that in the summertime, especially on a Monday night,” Golf Holiday president Bill Golden said. “We’ll revisit with the House of Blues, whether it’s a concert or something else, but we’ll definitely have a fundraising event with those artists this fall.
“They’re committed to help us and we’re committed to bringing them in here.”