Mavis Staples will be honored with a one-off star-studded concert celebration called I’ll Take You There – Celebrating 75 Years Of Mavis Staples, set for Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre this coming November 19th. Don Was will serve as band leader and welcome musical performances by Gregg Allman, Ryan Bingham, Eric Church, Patty Griffin, Glen Hansard, Taj Mahal, Michael Mcdonald, Buddy Miller, Aaron Neville, Widespread Panic, Grace Potter, Mavis Staples, and Marty Stuart, with Mavis joining on stage throughout the night for some of the songs.
Tickets go on sale September 29th at 10AM CT at ticketmaster and at the Auditorium Theatre box office or by phone 800-745-3000.
Here’s some more about the show:
Grammy Award-winner Don Was will serve as music director, leading an all-star band backing the amazing performers who will take the stage at this incredible concert event taping. Keith Wortman is the creator and executive producer of the concert event. 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. I’LL TAKE YOU THERE – CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF MAVIS STAPLES will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution.
“There isn’t anyone Mavis doesn’t touch on a deep level,” said Was. “Not just musicians, but humans everywhere. She is truly one of the most powerful and inspiring American singers of all time.” Wortman continued, “We are privileged to produce a show of this magnitude that honors the music, love, and light that Mavis has brought to all of us throughout her career and lifetime.”
Between the pedigree of Was and Wortman and the influence of Staples’ catalogue, I’LL TAKE YOU THERE – CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF MAVIS STAPLES is set to be one of the most memorable live music events of the year and decades to come.
Head over to http://mavis75.com/ for more.