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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida—THE PLAYERS Championship announced today that country music star Riley Green will be headlining its annual Military Appreciation Day Concert on Tuesday, March 7, 2023.

Green is a singer-songwriter who was named ACM’s New Male Artist of the Year and MusicRow’s Breakout Artist of the Year in 2020. His multiple Platinum-certified hits include, “I Wish Grandpas Never Died” and “There Was This Girl” and current single, “Half of Me” with Thomas Rhett has been dominating the country charts.  Green has toured with Brad Paisely, Jason Aldean and Jon Pardi, and will be touring with 2018 PLAYERS headliner Luke Combs this summer.

This year’s Military Appreciation Day Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 7, at 4:30 p.m. on the Island Green 17th Hole. The Military Appreciation Day Ceremony and Concert is free to any Tuesday ticket holder; a Tuesday Stadium Pass starts at just $30 and is available for purchase at Tuesday parking is separate and must be purchased in advance. 

“We are excited to have Riley Green join the ranks of the many great artists that have performed in our annual salute to service and know he will deliver an incredible show for our fans onsite,” said Jared Rice, Executive Director of THE PLAYERS. “Military Appreciation Day is such an important part of the fabric of this championship, and we are thrilled to continue the concert tradition in 2023 and beyond.”

THE PLAYERS Championship is proud to highlight its year-round commitment to military servicemembers by offering several programs to honor military members, veterans and their families at the 2023 championship.

Military ticket offerings for THE PLAYERS 2023: 

All active duty, retired, reserve and National Guard members verified through the military identification system and one dependent are provided access to complimentary tickets on Tuesday, March 7, and Wednesday, March 8, as well as one competition day, Thursday, March 9, through Sunday, March 12. Tickets are available while supplies last.  Complimentary tickets secured through this verification process will include a $20 digital voucher that can be used at any on-site food vendor for food and non-alcoholic beverages. 

Veteran ticket offerings for THE PLAYERS 2023: 

Veterans verified through the military identification system and one dependent are provided access to discounted tickets on Tuesday, March 7, and Wednesday, March 8, as well as on one competition day, Thursday, March 9, through Sunday, March 12. Tickets are while supplies last.  Discounted tickets secured through the verification process will include a $20 digital voucher that can be used at any on-site food vendor for food and non-alcoholic beverages. 

To secure military and veteran tickets, follow these steps:   

  1. Visit and click CLAIM TICKETS in the Military Admission section.  
  • Select your chosen tournament day(s).  
  • Verify your military designation using GovX by selecting the link on the checkout                          page.  
  • Once verified, complete the transaction and access your tickets on THE PLAYERS’ digital portal.  
  • Add your ticket(s) to your mobile wallet prior to arrival. 

Patriots’ Outpost Returns

All active duty, retired, reserve, National Guard members, veterans and their dependents will have access to the Patriots’ Outpost, an upgraded open-air hospitality space located near No. 16 tee that is reserved exclusively for servicemembers to enjoy throughout tournament week (must have valid military I.D.).

Flyover Tradition Continues

The annual tradition of a flyover on Military Appreciation Day will continue in 2023 and will feature the 125th Fighter Wing. 

Military Job Fair 

THE PLAYERS, in partnership with the Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition, will host its 12th annual Military Job Fair on Saturday, March 4 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Patriots’ Outpost. The Military Job Fair is free and open to military personnel, veterans and military spouses. Approximately 30 companies with existing job opportunities will be on-site. 

PGA TOUR Fan Shop discounts 

On Tuesday, March 7, active duty, retired, reserve and National Guard members will receive a 20% discount in the PGA TOUR Fan Shop in the Stadium Village (must have valid military I.D.). 

“We’re proud to offer this small tribute of appreciation to veteran and active-duty members of the U.S. military in salute of their tireless dedication and sacrifices in serving our country. They make daily sacrifices in order to protect and preserve the freedoms we enjoy, and we look forward to honoring them at this year’s tournament,” said Rice.

More information on THE PLAYERS military programming can be found at:


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About Riley Green 

Born in Jacksonville, Alabama, Riley Green was raised on the sounds of traditional Country, Bluegrass, and Southern Gospel music. He learned the spirit of songwriting and performing at a young age while spending time with his grandfather, Bufford Green, who ran the Golden Saw Music Hall. Riley shared the stage with him and other men of his generation, laying a foundation for the songs he’d craft in the years to come. His full-length debut album Different ‘Round Here was released in 2019 via BMLG Records and has produced GOLD-certified No. 1 hit “There Was This Girl” and GOLD-certified single “I Wish Grandpa’s Never Died” –a song People praised “might take him to a whole new stratosphere,” and one he shares co-writing credits posthumously alongside his two grandfathers. Highlighting his Southern roots and relatability, he co-wrote each track offering a perspective Rolling Stone describes as “Drinks-in-the-air Nineties country at an Alabama vs. Auburn tailgate. Named ACM’s New Artist of the Year, Green just announced his next EP, If It Wasn’t for Trucks will be released September 11. Nominated for Best New Country Artist at the iHeartRadio Music Awards he was also voted as one of CRS’ 2020 New Faces and was named MusicRow’s Breakout Artist of the Year at their Country Breakout Awards. Green was also selected as a CMT “Listen Up Artist” and one of Music Row’s 2019 “Next Big Things.” After 2019 on Brad Paisley’s 2019 world tour, his own Get that Man a Beer tour and Jon Pardi’s Heartache Medication Tour and he kicked off 2020 on Jason Aldean’s We Back Tour through the Spring. For more information visit: