Love For Levon: Mayer, MMJ, Hornsby, Joe Walsh, Warren, Gregg Allman and More to Play Benefit Concert For Helm
The late Levon Helm was a beloved figure who influenced more than one generation of musicians. Many of those artists who were influenced by The Band drummer will come together on October 3rd at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey for a benefit concert to raise funds for Levon’s estate and the Midnight Ramble concerts. Those participating in Love For Levon are MMJ, Ray LaMontagne, Eric Church, Patty Griffin, Bruce Hornsby, Mavis Staples, Gregg Allman, Dierks Bentley, John Mayer, Joe Walsh, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Lucinda Williams, Marc Cohn, Jorma Kaukonen, Robert Randolph, the Levon Helm Band and “more artists to be announced shortly.”
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“We are deeply moved that so many musicians and friends of Levon’s are coming together to celebrate his life and his music, and to help us keep his musical spirit and vision alive in the Midnight Rambles,” said Sandy and Amy Helm, Levon’s wife and daughter in a statement. “We want to continue to honor his legacy by creating a musical landmark at the Barn, one that inspires and celebrates Americana music and its heritage.”
Longtime Levon collaborator Larry Campbell will serve as musical director along with Don Was. Tickets go on sale August 29th at 11AM ET via Ticketmaster. A special pre-sale for Citi Card holders runs from tomorrow at 10AM through the 28th.