Emmylou Harris to be Honored at Washington, DC Concert Event


Emmylou Harris
Emmylou Harris

Photo by Scott Preston

On Saturday, January 10, an extraordinary collection of music stars will come together for Washington, DC’s concert event of the year, THE LIFE & SONGS OF EMMYLOU HARRIS: AN ALL- STAR CONCERT CELEBRATION to honor one of the most influential musicians of our time. The concert event taping will take place at DAR Constitution Hall, and will feature performances by: Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Mary Chapin Carpenter,Mavis Staples, Martina McBride, John Hiatt, Lucinda Williams, Trampled By Turtles, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Rodney Crowell, Iron & Wine, Shawn Colvin, Shovels & Rope, Joan Baez, Sara Watkins and The Milk Carton Kids. Harris will take the stage to perform with a number of special guests throughout the night. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets go on sale at November 7 at 10am EST via Ticketmaster.com, or at Ticketmaster locations or by phone at 800-745-3000. The DAR Constitution Hall Box Office will only be open on the day of the show for will-call pickup and sales.

Grammy Award-winners Don Was and Buddy Miller will serve as music directors that will lead an all-star band backing the performers at this incredible concert event taping. Keith Wortman is the creator and executive producer of the show along with Harris’ manager Ken Levitan. 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. THE LIFE & SONGS OF EMMYLOU HARRIS: AN ALL-STAR CONCERT CELEBRATION will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution.

“Emmylou Harris and her songs have inspired music fans and musicians all over the world,” said Was. Miller added, “I have been blessed to be both a dear friend and music partner of Emmy’s, and look forward to an extraordinary night of music.” “I am privileged to produce a concert event of this magnitude that honors an artist as special and important as Emmylou Harris. This will be one of those nights where every fan wishes they were in the building,” said Wortman.