Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, the Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers and singer/songwriter Amos Lee will team for a series of concerts titled "Common Thread," which is billed as "an exciting musical event comprised of artists and organizations coming together to share the common thread of music, lifestyle and philanthropy."
Conceptualized by Nettles, the event will be "a celebration of her philosophy of balanced living through music, yoga, eco-consciousness and most importantly, giving back."
"I'm hoping Common Thread will be a multi-genre diverse bill under the 'common thread' of activism and community organization," Nettles said in a prepared statement. "I do believe that one action can cause a ripple and make a difference. So, if you inspire some of your fans to go out into their own communities and effect change, then that's success."
The inaugural dates feature Nettles, Bush, Saliers and Lee performing together and separately in the intimate settings of the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek, Colo., Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colo., and the Santa Fe [New Mexico] Armory for the Arts. A select number of VIP tickets for each performance will be available and VIP ticket holders will attend a silent auction champagne reception with the artists.
All proceeds from the event and auction will be donated amongst each performing artists' charity of choice. Nettles' proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society, while Bush's will benefit the American Liver Foundation. Salier's proceeds will benefit Honor the Earth and Lee's will benefit Music & Mentorship Program of Intercultural Family Services