Jeff Tweedy & Spencer Tweedy, Emmylou Harris, Keb’ Mo’ and Joan Osborne are the latest performers announced as part of the prestigious lineup of artists taking part in I’LL TAKE YOU THERE – CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF MAVIS STAPLES, a once-in-a-lifetime concert event taping honoring one of the most influential singers of our time. The concert will take place at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, IL on November 19.
In addition to the newly announced performers, the concert will feature a lineup of music stars, including: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.
“This extraordinary group of musicians coming together to perform on this show is a testament to how special Mavis Staples and her music is to everyone,” said show creator and executive producer Keith Wortman.
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