LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 3, 2012, an unprecedented gathering of music stars and friends will join together to celebrate the life and music of Levon Helm at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey at "Love for Levon." Roger Waters, John Mayer, My Morning Jacket, Eric Church, Ray LaMontagne, Dierks Bentley, Joe Walsh, Gregg Allman, Grace Potter, Garth Hudson of The Band, Marc Cohn, Jakob Dylan, Mike Gordon, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Bruce Hornsby, Jorma Kaukonen, The Levon Helm Band, John Prine, Robert Randolph, Mavis Staples and Lucinda Williams will all be on hand to honor Levon. All net proceeds from the benefit 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. Tickets are currently on sale to the general public.
An all-star band will be led by GRAMMY Award-winners Don Was and Larry Campbell who will serve as co-musical directors. Larry was Levon's musical director for the last several years of his life. The benefit concert event will be produced by Keith Wortman, who most recently produced "We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash." The show promoters are Ron Delsener and Jim Glancy, long-time friends of Levon. The event will be produced with the support of the Helm Family and Levon Helm Productions.
With a career that spanned over five decades, Levon Helm was an inspiration to musicians around the world with his deep respect, joy and love for music. Whether he was hitting the Arkansas 4-H Club circuit as a child, performing with Bob Dylan, garnering success with The Band and nurturing a successful solo career, that included multiple GRAMMY Award wins, Levon was always a passionate performer who captivated audiences with an unmistakable voice and rhythmic power all his own. His Levon Helm Studio has hosted musicians across multiple genres and his creation of The Midnight Ramble Sessions, a series of live performances at his studio, has seen performances from the likes of Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson, The Black Crowes and My Morning Jacket, to name just a few.
Tickets are available to the general public at http://www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 at the Izod Center box office and at select Ticketmaster locations. All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice. A service charge is added to each ticket price.
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