India.Arie, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Natalie Cole, Levon Helm, and Alison Krauss are among the newly confirmed artists flocking to the Feb. 7 Salute to the Blues concert at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
The event, which will kick of what congress has dubbed “the year of the blues,” will also feature newly added performers Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, the Neville Brothers, Ruth Brown, Odetta, Angie Stone, Jimmie Vaughan, Kim Wilson, Warren Haynes, Billy Boy Arnold, Honeyboy Edwards, Larry Johnson, Angelique Kidjo, Chris Thomas King, Lazy Lester, Hubert Sumlin, and James Blood Ulmer.
As previously reported, the event will also feature B.B. King, Aerosmith, Robert Cray, Macy Gray, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Lyle Lovett, Mos Def, Dr. John, Mavis Staples, and many others. The all-star concert will be filmed by director Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day”) for a theatrical release that will be executive produced by Martin Scorsese.
Tickets ranging from $50 to $1,250 are on sale via Ticketmaster and the Radio City box office. Proceeds will benefit The Blues Music Foundation, with a portion slated for donation to schools in the New York City district to enhance music education programs.