Rafters Reschedule Derek Jones Benefit Concert to August 29th

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.- Due to the current guidelines put forth by the Safer at Home Order and its recent extension, the Derek Jones Benefit Concert held at Witter Field on Saturday, May 23rd will be rescheduled for Saturday, August 29th. The concert will follow its original format with gates opening at 6pm. Music will start at 7pm with Opening Act SouthBound, followed by Derek Jones headlining at 8pm. The benefiting organization is the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. This is a non seated event, everyone is encouraged to bring folding chairs and blankets if seating is desired.

General Admission tickets are $10 presale and $15 the day of event. The Never Forgotten Honor Flight Alumni that wear their jackets or shirts from their flight will receive a free pre-show meal courtesy of the Rafters with their ticket purchase.

Tickets can be purchased by going to and entering the ticket code JONES for general admission tickets or JONESVIP for VIP tickets.

Tickets purchased for the concert’s previous date will be rolled over to the new August 29th date. The value of previously purchased tickets can be applied to tickets for the Rafters 2020 season if a scheduling conflict does occur.

B’s Tap House, High Gear Promotions and NRG Media stations, including Y106.5 and Big Cheese 107.9, have joined the efforts to promote the concert.

For more information on the different ticket packages and group outings visit or call the Rafthouse at 715-424-5400. Due to the current Safer at Home Order, the front office at Witter Field is closed to the public indefinitely.


The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 26th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rafters as your favorite team.