Some of Americana and Country music’s best will join together to pay tribute to the music of the late, great Levon Helm at “Love For Levon,” which takes place October 3 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
All-star guests gathering to salute Helm include Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, John Mayer, My Morning Jacket, Ray LaMontagne, Gregg Allman, Marc Cohn, Patty Griffin, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Bruce Hornsby, Jorma Kaukonen, The Levon Helm Band, Robert Randolph, Mavis Staples, Joe Walsh, Lucinda Williams and more to be announced. Don Was and Larry Campbell will lead the band and serve as the evening’s musical directors. Keith Wortman is the show producer.
“We are deeply moved that so many musicians and friends of Levon’s are coming together to celebrate his life and his music, and to help us keep his musical spirit and vision alive in the Midnight Rambles,” said Sandy and Amy Helm, Levon’s wife and daughter. “We want to continue to honor his legacy by creating a musical landmark at the Barn, one that inspires and celebrates Americana music and its heritage.”
Tickets for the event go on sale Wednesday, August 29 online and at select Ticketmaster locations. Net proceeds will help support Helm’s legacy by helping his estate keep ownership of his home, barn and studio, and to continue The Midnight Ramble Sessions.