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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - FEBRUARY 22: Dierks Bentley performs at Bridgestone Arena on February 22, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Dierks Bentley will be performing a free show when Nashville hosts the NFL draft in late April.

Dierks will perform Saturday, April 27th at the Draft Main Stage in Downtown Nashville, and the show will also serve as the annual headlining concert for participants at the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon and Half Marathon.

Bentley posted on Twitter, “I’m playing a free concert at @NFL Draft in Nashville. Go to for #NFLDraft details”

Tim McGraw will also perform a free outdoor concert on April 26th to kick off the NFL Draft, which is expected to draw more than 300,000 people to Nashville. Organizers are calling it “the largest festival footprint ever for an NFL Draft.” Gospel superstar CeCe Winans will sing the National Anthem on April 25th.

-Nancy Brooks