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Darius Rucker: Starting Fires Tour

Plus Tyler Booth

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South Carolina-based singer, songwriter and guitarist Darius Rucker first rose to prominence in the mid-’90s as the charismatic frontman of celebrated roots-rock band Hootie & the Blowfish before kickstarting a successful solo career in 2001 spanning everything from R&B, pop, rock and country.

Since making his solo debut, Rucker has earned a whole new legion of fans with a multitude of No. 1 albums, singles and multi-Platinum certified hits, co-hosted the 54th annual CMA awards, received the Grammy award for Best Solo Country Performance, and became the first Black artist to reach number one on the Hot Country Songs chart since 1983 with the single ‘Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It’.

He is also a committed philanthropist, having co-chaired the capital campaign that helped build the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital in his hometown of Charleston, raised over $3 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through his annual Darius & Friends benefit concert and serves as a National Chair for the National Museum of African American Music.

Presented by SJM Concerts

Format: Reserved seating

Age: 14+ (Under 18s accompanied by an adult)


Performance times

Doors: 19.00
Tyler Booth.20.00
Interval: 20.30
Darius Rucker: 21.00
Finish: 22.30

All timings are approximate and subject to change

“Sheer vocal power [and] explorations of love and loss, adding an earthy rasp [and] roguish charm to songs that usually feel untouchable in their historicity.”

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About Beacon Hall

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The venue

Beacon Hall

at Bristol Beacon

Getting to the venue

Location: Beacon Hall is located within Bristol Beacon. Head to Level 1 and follow signs to find the auditorium.

Address: Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR


Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 200m away, directly behind Bristol Beacon.

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.


Most bus services stop in and around the city centre promenade, 250m from Bristol Beacon.

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Spaces for wheelchair users are in:

  • row S in the centre of the rear Stalls (10 spaces)
  • row Z in the left and right wings at the back of Lower Tier (4 spaces, 2 on each side),
  • rows G/H on the left only at the back of Upper Tier (2 spaces)

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the performance space. Seats in row F are most suitable. If you prefer, you can leave your animal with a member of staff during the performance.

Hearing Facility

A Sennheiser MobileConnect assistive listening system is installed in the venue. Download the free App and use your own mobile device and headphones to listen to the performance. (Devices are available on request.)

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