Free Wyndham Championship Kickoff Party Features American Idol Winner Chayce Beckham

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Wyndham Championship is hosting a free kickoff party in downtown Greensboro featuring 2021 American Idol Season 19 winner Chayce Beckham, the tournament announced today. Next week’s 82nd annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 11-15, 2021 at Sedgefield Country Club.

Working in conjunction with Downtown Greensboro, Inc. (DGI), the Wyndham Championship Kickoff Party will feature an acoustic set by Beckham, who won the popular television competition on May 23. The free, outdoor Wyndham Championship Kickoff Party is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 at “Hamburger Square” in downtown Greensboro at the intersection of S. Elm Street and McGee streets. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The Wyndham Championship Kickoff Party will be Beckham’s first public appearance since winning American Idol. Beckham is being described as “one of the most buzzed-about newcomers in country music today.” Having written with such superstars as Zac Brown, Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson among others, Kevin MaC will be the opening act when the event begins Saturday evening. Known first for songwriting, MaC is currently working on his debut album.

A former heavy machinery operator from Apple Valley, Calif., Beckham’s appearance Saturday night will be his first since winning the American Idol competition. Selected as the winner by judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, Beckham was once in a reggae band but taught himself to play the guitar and began writing his own songs. He will tour with rock band Three Doors Down at three stops next month.

“We are really thrilled to welcome Chayce Beckham to downtown Greensboro for this free Wyndham Championship Kickoff Party,” tournament director Mark Brazil said. “The tournament is next week, our field is coming together really well, and we aren’t done yet. We could still have some exciting additions to the field this week, and we want to thank the community for continuing to support the Wyndham Championship with this free, outdoor event. We encourage fans to get downtown early and support the downtown Greensboro restaurants before joining us at Hamburger Square to see a great show from Chayce Beckham and Kevin MaC.”

“Downtown Greensboro, Inc. is ecstatic to partner with the Wyndham Championship for this kickoff concert,” DGI President and CEO Zack Matheny said. “To have the most recent American Idol winner perform his first concert will be electric for our community and we look forward to a great show for the Triad.”

New this year, the Wyndham Championship will be open to the public Wednesday through Sunday only. All tickets will be digital, and bring your Wyndham Rewards Earner® Card because the Wyndham Championship is cashless.

About the Wyndham Championship:

Contested annually on the Donald Ross-designed course at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., the Wyndham Championship was founded in 1938 and is the sixth-oldest event on the PGA TOUR excluding the Majors. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Rewards and presenting sponsor Truist for their continued support. Additional tournament information is available at and the tournament’s social media channels, including the Wyndham Championship Facebook pageTwitter and Instagram.

About Wyndham Rewards:
Named the number one hotel rewards program by readers of USA TODAY, Wyndham Rewards® is the world’s most generous rewards program with more than 50,000 hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals worldwide. Designed for the everyday traveler, members earn a guaranteed 1,000 points with every qualified stay and may redeem points for a range of rewards, including free nights at approximately 9,000 hotels or tens of thousands of vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally through affiliation with Wyndham Destinations and others. Wyndham Rewards has 89 million enrolled members around the globe. Join for free today at You’ve earned this.®

About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts:
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the world’s largest hotel franchising company by the number of properties, with approximately 9,000 hotels across nearly 95 countries on six continents. Through its network of approximately 798,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company operates a portfolio of 21 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel®, La Quinta®, Baymont®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, Trademark Collection® and Wyndham®. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is also a leading provider of hotel management services. The Company’s award-winning Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program offers 89 million enrolled members the opportunity to redeem points at thousands of hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally. For more information, visit

About Wyndham Destinations:

Wyndham Destinations is the world’s largest vacation ownership business operating more than 245 vacation club resorts around the world that offer a contemporary take on the timeshare model. The brand portfolio – featuring Club Wyndham®, WorldMark® by Wyndham, Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham, and Shell Vacations Club – offers travelers the chance to own their vacation and explore places they’ve never visited before, year after year. More than 850,000 owners enjoy stays in a home away from home, featuring spacious suites with separate bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchens, living and dining areas, as well as resort-style amenities and services. Learn more at

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