Photo by Scott Preston
Alison Krauss and Conor Oberst are the latest performers announced as part of the prestigious lineup of artists taking part in THE LIFE & SONGS OF EMMYLOU HARRIS: AN ALL- STAR CONCERT CELEBRATION, a once-in-a-lifetime concert event taping honoring one of the most influential musicians of our time. The concert will take place at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, on January 10.
In addition to the newly announced performers, the concert will feature a lineup of music stars, including: Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Joan Baez, 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, Sara Watkins and The Milk Carton Kids. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets on sale now 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 andGregg Allman, amongst others. THE LIFE & SONGS OF EMMYLOU HARRIS: AN ALL-STAR CONCERT CELEBRATION will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution.
“Having Alison Krauss and Conor Oberst on this show takes it to an entirely new level,” said Wortman. “It is a is a testament to how special Emmylou Harris and her music is to everyone.”