September 17, 2012


KERNERSVILLE, N.C. - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick will celebrate his 37th birthday in style a week early this year, feted at the Dec. 1 Budweiser Presents Happy’s Birthday Bash at The Fox Theater in his hometown of Bakersfield, Calif.

Country music star Craig Morgan headlines the charity event benefitting the Kevin Harvick Foundation with a special guest appearance by Bridgette Tatum.  Tickets to the event, which is open to the public, go on sale Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. ET (www.vallitix.com, charge by phone at 1-888-825-5484, at The Bakersfield Fox Theater Box office, or any Vallitix outlet), but are available beginning at the same time on Sept. 19-20 to members of both the Kevin Harvick Fan Club and the Craig Morgan Fan Club.

“When you hit your late 30s, you don’t exactly look forward to another birthday,” joked Harvick, born Dec. 8.  “But knowing my ever-increasing age benefits the Kevin Harvick Foundation and underprivileged children across the country will make it a little easier to take. I want to extend a huge ‘thank you’ to Budweiser, Craig Morgan and KS Industries for helping these youngsters while also celebrating a not-so-youngster.”

Tickets start at $29, a reference to the No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet Harvick drives for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.  A private, VIP after party will be held at The Padre Hotel, as will the exclusive Happy’s Hour Pre-Party Presented by NTS Motorsports.  A limited number of pre-party and after-party combination concert tickets are available to the public for $129.  Morgan will entertain concertgoers with the many hit songs from his more than ten year country music career, including his newest album, THIS OLE BOY.

The Budweiser Presents Happy’s Birthday Bash takes place the day after the season-ending NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas, in which Harvick will be honored by virtue of his qualification for the 2012 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR’s version of the playoffs, which kicked off last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. 

The Bakersfield concert is one of several Kevin Harvick Foundation events scheduled throughout the year.  Remaining on the 2012 calendar is the Nov. 7 Happy’s Classic golf tournament in Bakersfield and the Christmas for Kids Concert in December in Winston-Salem, N.C.

About Kevin Harvick Foundation:
Established in 2010 by NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Kevin Harvick and his wife, DeLana, the mission of the Kevin Harvick Foundation (KHF) is to support programs that positively enrich the lives of children throughout the United States.  The foundation works to not only improve the quality of life, but to help underprivileged youth find and realize their dreams by supporting programs such as the Kevin Harvick Athletic Scholarship Fund, KHF Chase Your Dreams Scholarships, Kevin’s Krew and the KHF Christmas For Kids program.  To learn more about KHF, go to www.kevinharvickfoundation.org, follow on Twitter @TheKHFoundation or visit the KHF Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/KevinHarvickFoundation.