LEVON HELM TO BE CELEBRATED WITH "LOVE FOR LEVON"
ON OCTOBER 3, 2012 AT THE IZOD CENTER
On October 3, 2012, music stars and friends will join together to celebrate the life and music of Levon Helm at Love for Levon. The star-studded benefit concert will take place at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey and will feature once-in-a-lifetime collaborations by friends and admirers gathered together to celebrate and honor Levon Helm.
Performances will include: John Mayer, My Morning Jacket, Ray LaMontagne, Eric Church, Gregg Allman, Dierks Bentley, Marc Cohn, Patty Griffin, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Bruce Hornsby, Jorma Kaukonen, Levon Helm Band, Robert Randolph, Mavis Staples, Joe Walsh, Lucinda Williams and more performers to be announced shortly. An all-star band will be led by Grammy Award-winners Don Was and Larry Campbell who will serve as co-musical directors.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Wednesday, August 29 with an exclusive presale for Citi Card holders beginning tomorrow. All net proceeds from the concert will help support the lasting legacy of Levon Helm by helping his estate keep ownership of his home, barn and studio, and to continue The Midnight Ramble Sessions.
"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. "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."
Tickets go on sale to the general public Wednesday, August 29 at 11:00 a.m. EDT at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 and at select Ticketmaster locations. Citi Card holders will have exclusive presale access beginning at 10 a.m. EDT on August 24 until 10 p.m. EDT on August 28. If tickets remain, they will be available at the box office beginning Thursday August 30 at 11 a.m.
My Morning Jacket
The Levon Helm Band