Golf and Guitars KNCI Music Festival 2022

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October 21, 2022
Edward Smith

Golfers and Country Music Stars Come Together For a Good Cause 

KNCI 105.1 FM has partnered with Morton Golf Foundation to host the Golf & Guitars Music Festival and Children’s Charity Concert. Now in its 14th year, the event was held on October 17th and 18th at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex.

It is a celebrity pro-am golf tournament and concert featuring nationally recognized Country music stars and up-and-coming singer/songwriters who will soon be topping the charts to raise money for children’s charities in Sacramento.

The charity concert and golf tournament benefits the Morton Golf Foundation (MGF), which helps to better the lives of hundreds of underserved kids yearly. was one of the event’s sponsors this year, along with our friend, Tifanni Johnson, of Bonneville Radio.

First Night of Golf & Guitars KNCI Music Festival 

Night one of the Golf & Guitars Music Festival presented a pre-tournament concert for golfers and VIP ticket holders. The concert lineup featured some of Nashville’s hottest acts in Country music, which included:

Second Night of Golf & Guitars KNCI Music Festival 

Night two of the festival was the main event. It started as a fun golf day on the course, with golfers playing alongside Country music artists, who participated in the tournament before taking the stage later that evening. The lineup featured Country superstars:

  • Love and Theft
  • Ryan Hurd
  • Restless Road
  • Conner Smith
  • Jason Michael Carroll
  • Parmalee
  • Jordan Fletcher
  • The Cripple Creek Band
  • Jackson Dean
  • The Lonely Fighters

Other big-name Country music stars who have participated in past Golf & Guitars Music Festival events included Thomas Rhett, Walker Hayes, Kane Brown, and Jack Ingram.

Since its inception in 2008, the popular outdoor festival has raised over $1.5 million for children’s programs.

About Morton Golf Foundation

The Morton Golf Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2010. Its mission is to help supplement deserving programs in the Sacramento area that offer golf to underprivileged people.

The Foundation soon realized that several needy kids in The First Tee of Greater Sacramento (TFTGS) Programs did not have the resources to take golf lessons, buy equipment, or pay to attend local competitions. The programs were beginning to turn out many talented youth golfers each year who could use funds for college. After forming a solid Board of Directors, the Morton Golf Foundation started generating funds to enrich the lives of these less fortunate youth through the great game of golf.

In the first five years since the Foundation was formed, it has given almost $500,000 to numerous programs such as:

MGF has also given financial support and college scholarships to local youth golfers in need. Funds come from special events, memorials, and local donations. MGF’s primary fundraiser is the Golf & Guitars Celebrity-Am Tournament and Concert Event, jointly with KNCI Radio each year. The Foundation continues to help better the lives of hundreds of needy children throughout the Sacramento region every year.

Watch YouTube Video: A Look Back at Golf & Guitars 2021. The video below shows last year’s Golf & Guitars Music Festival at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex.

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