Organizers of this year's Ally Challenge presented by McLaren promised fans a bigger and better tournament for 2022, and they are set to deliver.

First, the tournament announced that country mega star Kane Brown would headline The Community Concert presented by Ally on Saturday night, August 27th. Now, to kick it up a notch, the tournament has announced a new Friday night concert that is not only Pure Michigan but pure Genesee County too!

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The new event announced by tournament officials of the Ally Challenge presented by McLaren is  The Concert @17 presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort featuring Flint's own Mark Farner. The new event will be held Friday evening, August 26, following the first round of tournament competition at the official PGA TOUR Champions event’s famed 17th hole.

As most of the Flint area knows, Mark Farner is one of the founding members, lead singer, and lead guitarist of Grand Funk Railroad  Farner has always been known as the energetic driving force on stage, the engine that pulled the original Grand Funk Railroad to the top of the charts. His story and love music starts with Flint and since 1969, and 50+ years later he's still rocking across the globe.

Having homegrown Farner kick-off the new tournament feature is a win/ win for everyone.

“The Concert @17 presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is a great addition to tournament week at the Ally Challenge,” said tournament representative Rob Frederick in a press release."Building a first-class experience for our spectators has been a primary goal of the tournament from the beginning, and to bring classic rock legend and Michigan native Mark Farner to the famed 17th hole at Warwick Hills on Friday night is a big win for our fans.”

How to Get Tickets to See Mark Farner at the Ally Challenge presented by McLaren

In honor of the new The Concert @17, the tournament is extending special introductory pricing for tickets to the 2022 Ally Challenge presented by McLaren by 17 days. Best offers are now available through June 27, 2022. For a complete listing of ticket options please visit the tournament website at

Fans should know that access to The Concert @17, and The Ally Challenge Community Concert featuring Kane Brown requires the purchase of a valid tournament ticket for the day each concert is hosted, or a weekly ticket option.

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