Concert Celebrating Mavis Staples Set For November
October 24, 2014 at 12:47 PM (PT)
An amazing line-up lineup of artists will be taking part in I’LL TAKE YOU THERE – CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF MAVIS STAPLES, a once-in-a-lifetime concert event taping honoring the influential singer. The concert will take place at the AUDITORIUM THEATRE in CHICAGO on NOVEMBER 19th.
The concert will feature a lineup of music stars, including BONNIE RAITT, OTIS CLAY, 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, JEFF TWEEDY and SPENCER TWEEDY, MARTY STUART and of course, STAPLES, who will take the stage to perform with a number of the guests throughout the night.
Grammy Award-winner DON WAS will serve as music director, leading an all-star band backing the performers. KEITH WORTMAN is the creator and executive producer of the concert event. WAS and WORTMAN’S recent work together includes 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 WORTMAN
For more info, visit www.mavis75.com.