Bob Weir, John Prine, Lucinda Williams & More Slated for 'Across the Great Divide' Benefit Concert

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Bob Weir performs at the 4th Annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure concert Benefiting the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital at The Fillmore on May 15, 2017 in San Francisco. 

The Americana Music Association and The Blues Foundation are teaming up for the first time ever to host the Across the Great Divide benefit concert, which will feature sets from John Prine, Bob Weir, Lucinda Williams, Lee Ann Womack, Shemekia Copeland, Doyle Bramhall II, Larkin Poe, Joe Louis Walker, Tash Neal and some surprise guests.

In addition to bringing together some of the biggest names in blues, roots and Americana music, the house band will be led by director Jimmy Vivino of the Conan show. “It’s an honor to have a small part in helping the Americana Music Association and The Blues Foundation,” concert producer and UpperWest Music Group founder Greg Williamson said in a statement announcing the show. “These two organizations represent some of the most significant artists in American music."

Pre-sale tickets for the Oct. 19 show at the Ace Theatre in Los Angeles will go on sale Thursday at noon ET, while general public tickets will be available on Friday at noon; all tickets can be purchased here.

“The intersection of Americana and the Blues is a place of integrity, passion and love of American roots traditions,” Americana Music Association executive director Jed Hilly said in a statement. “We are so grateful for Greg Williamson and UpperWest Music Group for their support and passion for the music we love. It's a perfect partnership.”

Barbara Newman, president/CEO of The Blues Foundation, added, “Each of our organizations and the genres we represent are intricately linked. While The Blues Foundation and the Americana Music Association have had a strong working relationship behind the scenes for many years now, I am especially excited for this opportunity to publicly spread the word of our missions together during what I know will be a unique and special night of music."


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