Fox Theatre To Host Hampton 70: A Celebration Of Col. Bruce Hampton
Jam scene patriarch Col. Bruce Hampton will be honored with a tribute concert at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on May 1 in honor of his 70th birthday. Proceeds for the Hampton 70: A Celebration Of Col. Bruce Hampton all-star concert will benefit the Fox Theatre Institute and other musician-focused charities.
Scheduled to appear at Hampton 70: A Celebration of Col. Bruce Hampton’s are Widespread Panic members John Bell, Dave Schools, Duane Trucks and Jimmy Herring, Peter Buck of R.E.M, steel-guitar-man Darick Campbell, renowned saxophone player Karl Denson, Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon, Jon Fishman of Phish, banjo-shredder Rev. Jeff Mosier, guitarist Warren Haynes, Drivin’ N Cryin’ front man Kevn Kinney, Atlanta jazz-staple Johnny Knapp, Chuck Leavell of The Allman Brothers Band and The Rolling Stones, Athens rock-troubadour T. Hardy Morris, 13-year old guitar prodigy Brandon Niederauer, John Popper of Blues Traveler, funk bassist Kevin Scott, keyboardist Matt Slocum, Denny Walley of Frank Zappa fame, gypsymetal guitarist Emil Werstler, Oliver Wood of The Wood Brothers, the Colonel’s Sling Blade costar and Oscar- award-winning actor Billy Bob Thornton plus Cy Young winner Jake Peavy, and other special guests.
“From the beginning, our goal has been to celebrate the musical accomplishments and contributions of Col. Bruce Hampton, and we could not think of a more appropriate place to host such a party than the most iconic venue in the state,” said Matthew Wilson of Good Times Productions. “Much like Col. Bruce, venues like the Fox Theatre are sacred and they should be honored and protected. We are humbled and privileged to be part of such a great show, joined by so many of Bruce’s wonderful friends to celebrate the 70th birthday of a real life Georgia legend, and simultaneously helping to give life to other arts centers around the state that Bruce has called home for 70 years.”
“We are truly honored to host Hampton 70, celebration of Col. Bruce Hampton’s life and work,” said Adina Erwin, Fox Theatre’s Vice President and COO. “We were surprised and delighted to learn that the proceeds of the event are to benefit the Fox Theatre Institute as well as other music-minded organizations. The Fox Theatre Institute’s focus is to revitalize communities’ one theatre at a time, and with Col. Bruce’s generosity, we will be able to uplift the arts community and these vital historical structures. We are truly excited to be a partner with Col. Bruce Hampton, a music legend, on this historic event.”
Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m. ET via the venue’s website.