Due to the rising case numbers of COVID-19 and the threat of the Delta variant, the “You Got Gold” concert series that was intended to celebrate the life and music of John Prine has been postponed. “You Got Gold: Celebrating the Life & Songs of John Prine” will now take place Oct. 7-12, 2022.
“This decision to reschedule was not made lightly. We worked tirelessly to find a way to move forward in a safe and responsible manner, while also keeping in mind the intended joyful spirit of this long-awaited celebration and remembrance,” the Prine family shared in a statement. “This event is extraordinary in the sheer number of artists, crews, and fans that are planning to travel and gather together. In light of how John died, we just could not reconcile pushing forward and adding any undue stress and anxiety during an already fraught season.”
Prine died on April 7, 2020 due to complications from contracting COVID-19.
The statement continues to say, “Our deepest apologies to those disappointed in hearing this news. Our family wanted nothing more than to gather with you all and remember John together. We very much look forward to seeing you all next year when we can gather safely and joyfully, and truly be together as a big family and community to remember and celebrate the life and songs of one extraordinary man.”
Net proceeds from this year’s event were intended to benefit the Prine family’s newly created The Hello In There Foundation, as well as Nashville based non-profits Room In The Inn and Thistle Farms. The foundation will continue making gifts to both organizations and will complete its full charitable commitments next year.
Ticketing and refund information is available here.
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