Producers announced today the first artists confirmed to play a special March 6 tribute concert at NY's historic Apollo Theater, celebrating the centennial of legendary bluesman Robert Johnson. The initial, star-studded lineup includes The Roots, Shemekia Copeland, Bettye LaVette, Taj Mahal, Keb' Mo,' Sam Moore and Todd Rundgren, with more to be announced soon. Net proceeds from the concert, co-produced by Steve Berkowitz, Michael Dorf, Joe Morton and Patricia Watt, will go to provide funding for the building for the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis, TN.
The Blues Hall of Fame is a historical record of those who have made the Blues timeless through performance, documentation, and recording. Since its inception in 1980, The Blues Foundation has inducted new members annually into the Blues Hall of Fame for their historical contribution, impact and overall influence on the Blues. More info on the Hall here.
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Regular Tickets will go on public sale Wednesday December 14 at 10am: $45, $60, $75, $90, $125.
Fans can get tickets in person at the Apollo Theater Box Office or http://www.apollotheater.org. Click here to get tickets via Ticketmaster.