The 2021 Wyndham Championship, Aug. 11-15 at Sedgefield Country Club, is holding its free kickoff celebration a few miles away at Hamburger Square in downtown Greensboro beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7.

The Wyndham Championship Kickoff Party being held in conjunction with Downtown Greensboro Inc. (DGI) will feature an acoustic set by Chayce Beckham, the 2021 American Idol Season 19 winner.  The kickoff party in downtown Greensboro 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.”

Kevin MaC, who has written for Zac Brown, Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson to name a few, will be the opening act.

Wyndham Championship Tournament Director Mark Brazil said, “We are really thrilled to welcome Chayce Beckham to downtown Greensboro for this free Wyndham Championship Kickoff Party.  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.”

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

Beckham is a former heavy machine operator from Apple Valley, California, who was in a reggae band before teaching himself to play the guitar and starting to write his own songs.  Next month Beckham will be touring with the rock band Three Doors Down.