The Shadowboxers, Coldwater Jane and Richie Law will open for Darius Rucker

ANNIKA & Friends at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, a two-day celebrity golf and entertainment event, will feature three exciting opening acts to the Darius Rucker benefit concert on May 13, 2012 in North Park Lawn at Grand Boulevard, Sandestin. Performers include Atlanta rockers The Shadowboxers, country music duo Coldwater Jane and American Idol Top 40 contestant Richie Law. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the ANNIKA Foundation and northwest Florida schools.

North Park Lawn gates will open at 4 p.m. with opening acts beginning shortly thereafter.

The Atlanta-based Shadowboxers have a passion for captivating lyrics, tight harmonies, and soulful vocals. Founding members Scott Schwartz, Matt Lipkins, and Adam Hoffman, together with drummer Jaron Pearlman and bassist Ben Williams, have forged a cohesive sound inspired by the likes of Simon & Garfunkel, D'Angelo and The Beatles. The band has sold out many southeast venues and festivals, including 30A Songwriter’s Festival. This summer, the Shadowboxers will open for the Indigo Girls on a comprehensive tour across the country. The band has also toured the East Coast with Matthew Sweet and opened for Ben Folds in March.