Darius Rucker might be one of the most famous faces in music, but it turns out his fame won’t help him get into an after-party without an ID — even if the party was in his honor.
The Grand Ole Opry member hosted his fifth annual Darius and Friends benefit concert to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Monday (June 2) at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville. But afterward, when Rucker tried to enter Nashville’s hot spot, the Red Door, he was turned away at the door after mistakenly leaving his ID on his bus.
According to SirusXM’s Storme Warren, Rucker’s bodyguard also tried to convince the gatekeeper to let them in, but was unsuccessful, so the singer-songwriter and his friends left without any fanfare or complaining.
Chances are, the incident didn’t sour Rucker’s opinion on his annual event, which has so far raised more than $225,000 for the children’s hospital, not counting the money raised at this year’s star-studded show.
“This is one of my favorite events every year and I’m so glad we’re able to support St. Jude for the fifth year in a row,” he says. “St. Jude does such amazing work for young cancer patients and their families, and I’m grateful to all my fellow artists and friends for coming together to have some fun and support such a great cause.”
The South Carolina native probably didn’t have much time to celebrate anyway. After an appearance at CMA Music Fest on Saturday (June 7), Rucker will continue his True Believers Tour, with stops in California, Missouri and Arkansas. See all of his upcoming shows here.