Mavis Staples Concert Celebration Set for November 19
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:41:41
On Wednesday, November 19, an extraordinary collection of music artists will come together for "I'LL TAKE YOU THERE - CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF MAVIS STAPLES," a special concert event taping honoring one of the most influential singers of our time.
The concert will take place at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, and will feature star-studded collaborations by esteemed artists paying tribute to Mavis Staples' music. Find tickets at Ticketmaster.
The initial lineup includes music artists: Gregg Allman, Ryan Bingham, Eric Church, Patty Griffin, Glen Hansard, Taj Mahal, Michael McDonald, Buddy Miller, Aaron Neville, Widespread Panic, Grace Potter, Mavis Staples, and Marty Stuart.
Staples will take the stage to perform with a number of special guests throughout the night. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
Grammy Award-winner Don Was will serve as music director, leading an all-star band backing the amazing performers who will take the stage at this incredible concert event taping. Keith Wortman is the creator and executive producer of the concert event. Was and Wortman's recent work together includes extraordinary concert events honoring music icons such as Johnny Cash, Levon Helm and Gregg Allman, amongst others. I'LL TAKE YOU THERE - CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF MAVIS STAPLES will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution.
"There isn't anyone Mavis doesn't touch on a deep level," said Was. "Not just musicians, but humans everywhere. She is truly one of the most powerful and inspiring American singers of all time." Wortman continued, "We are privileged to produce a show of this magnitude that honors the music, love, and light that Mavis has brought to all of us throughout her career and lifetime."
This is going to be an event for the ages!
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