Bonnie Raitt and Otis Clay are the latest performers announced as part of the esteemed 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, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, Michael McDonald, Buddy Miller, Keb’ Mo’, Aaron Neville, Joan Osborne, Widespread Panic, Grace Potter, Mavis Staples, Jeff Tweedy & Spencer Tweedy 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.
“As the producer, I am thrilled to welcome these incredible artists to this extraordinary concert event. As a music fan, I’m in awe of this lineup and can’t wait for music history to be made. November 19th in Chicago will be epic,” said show creator and executive producer Keith Wortman.
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