Bob Weir, Jackson Browne & Benmont Tench join benefit for the Little Kids Rock and the Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund

Bob Weir
Bob Weir

Photo by Scott Preston

[Los Angeles, CA-Tuesday, December 11, 2012, Los Angeles, CA] Jonathan Wilson recently announced his first annual Merry Minstrel Musical Circus, A Holiday Gathering and Goodwill Jamathon benefit concert.  Jonathan has teamed up with Mike Campbell to create a special evening of music amongst friends at the famed Troubadour in Los Angeles on Thursday, December 20 and is now pleased to announce that Bob Weir, Jackson Browne and Benmont Tench will join this very special event.  All proceeds from the benefit concert will go to Little Kids Rock and the Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund.  

Conceived as an event to allow for unique collaboration and interplay amongst friends, Jonathan and Mike have invited a very special group of musical guests to participate.  The original idea for the event’s format arose from the weekly jam sessions that Wilson used to host at his former studio in Laurel Canyon.

Jonathan met Mike this summer while he and his band were supporting Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers on their European tour. The two began discussing playing together earlier this fall and when Wilson proposed the idea of Mike being involved with a holiday jam benefit concert, the two began exploring the concept and inviting friends to be involved

The Merry Minstrel Musical Circus is an All Ages event.  Tickets are on sale via the Troubadour website

About the Charities:

Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit that transforms children’s lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools. The organization partners with school districts to train public school teachers in their innovative curriculum while donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs.  To date they have reached over 200,000 students.

Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund is a full-functioning animal rescue located in Los Angeles that focuses on seniors and the medically challenged. These dogs are cared for until a loving home can be found. Tazzy also provides community programs for pet owners struggling to care for their animals. Food, emergency medical care and free and low cost dog training are a few programs Tazzy offers.