I’ll Take You There – Celebrating 75 Years Of Mavis Staples | The Auditorium Theatre: Chicago, IL

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Featuring Artists: Mavis Staples, Gregg Allman, Ryan Bingham, Win Butler, Regine Chassagne, Eric Church, Otis Clay, Patty Griffin, Glen Hansard, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, Michael McDonald, Buddy Miller, Keb' Mo', Aaron Neville, Joan Osborne, Widespread Panic, Grace Potter, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Tweedy, Spencer Tweedy

One More For The Fans! – Celebrating The Songs & Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd | The Fox Theatre: Atlanta, GA

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Featuring Artists: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alabama, Trace Adkins, Gregg Allman, Charlie Daniels, Peter Frampton, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Randy Houser, Jason Isbell, Jamey Johnson, Aaron Lewis, Moe., Gov’t Mule, Robert Randolph, O.A.R., Blackberry Smoke, Cheap Trick, Donnie Van Zant

Wall Street Rocks | 2011 -2014 NYC

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Production Support for WSR

Wall Street Rocks is a collaborative group of employees in the financial, technology and entertainment industries, who are passionate about giving support to heroic Americans who serve our nation such as military veterans and first responders.

Featuring Artists: Direct Edge, The Chocolate Cuckoo CLocks, Moroccan Sheepherders, The Lava Trading Band, Steve Earle, Adam Max, John Hurt, Josh Ritter, The AlgoRythmics, Riffhanger, Mneumonics, Unrestricted Entity, Big Dog Party, Mud, Blood & Beer, The Holiday Electric, Truth Be Told, Your Mom Mona, The Main Squeeze, Jay Stolar, Craig Lawrence, Billy Gibbons, John Popper, Warren Haynes, Martin Guigui, Anton Fig, Aaron Hersey, Mike Addiego, Phil LoPresti, Richie Cannata

Source: http://www.wallstreetrocks.org

OutkastATLast 2014 | Centennial Park: Atlanta, GA

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Production Support for Rival Entertainment

Featuring Artists: Outkast, 2 Chainz, Janelle Monae, Future, Bun B, Kid Cudi, Childish Gambino, Raury, B.o.B., Killer Mike, 8 Ball & MJG, K Camp, Kilo Ali, Big Gipp, DJ Unk

Source: http://www.outkastatlast.com/

Eric Church, Marty Stuart Among Country Stars Honoring Mavis Staples

Country stars join Taj Mahal, Grace Potter, Buddy Miller and more in special concert for the gospel singer

By Marissa R. Moss

UPDATE: Jeff Tweedy & Spencer Tweedy, Emmylou Harris, Keb' Mo' and Joan Osborne have all been added to the star-studded lineup.

It would seem an impossible feat to match the legendary voice that is Mavis Staples', but a slew of artists, including many country greats, will take the challenge when they honor the gospel powerhouse and activist at I'll Take You There — Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples, a tribute concert in her hometown of Chicago.

Mavis Staples, who will be honored at a special concert in November, performs at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival. Douglas Mason/Getty Images

Mavis Staples, who will be honored at a special concert in November, performs at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival. Douglas Mason/Getty Images

Gregg Allman, Ryan Bingham, Eric Church, Patty Griffin, Glen Hansard, Taj Mahal, Michael McDonald, Buddy Miller, Aaron Neville, Widespread Panic, Grace Potter and Marty Stuart are just a few of the names announced to offer their interpretations of classic Staples tunes on November 19th at the Auditorium Theater. Staples herself will also take the stage to perform from her broad catalogue of the Staple Singers, Stax Records and solo hits.

"I grew up loving Mavis Staples," Allman tells Rolling Stone Country. "My brother and I used to listen to those Staple Singers records all the time growing up. Those records spoke to me like few others."

Staples, one of Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers, is known for unique collaborations, even in the country realm. She offered vocals for Willie Nelson's "Grandma's Hands," preformed a duet with Griffin on "Waiting for My Child to Come Home" from the gospel tribute album Oh Happy Day, and sang with Hansard, Arcade Fire and Jeff Tweedy honoring the late Levon Helm. Though her roots were in gospel and early R&B, Staples transcended categorization with her versions of Bob Dylan (whom reportedly asked the singer to marry him) and Stephen Stills songs, even appearing at famous hipster haven Coachella. As an activist, Staples was a leading force in the Civil Rights movement, paving the way for music as powerful force for change and social engagement, with songs like "I'll Take You There" and "Why (Am I Treated So Bad)."

Produced by Don Was, who recently worked on Martina McBride's 12th studio album, Everlasting, the event will show the breath of Staples' impact on both modern music and popular culture. As musical director, Was will partner with executive producer Keith Wortman, a duo who came together previously in 2012 to honor what would have been Johnny Cash's 80th birthday with another all-star lineup that included Kris Kristofferson and Jamey Johnson.

"There isn't anyone Mavis doesn't touch on a deep level," said Was in a press release. "Not just musicians, but humans everywhere. She is truly one of the most powerful and inspiring American singers of all time." Tickets to I'll Take You There will go on sale September 29th, and the event will also be taped for future broadcast.

"It makes me feel so good that these young people want to hang with me," Staples told Rolling Stone on her cross-generational collaborations. The feeling is surely mutual.

Source: www.rollingstone.com/country

One Music Fest 2014 | Aaron's Amphitheatre @ Lakewood: Atlanta, GA

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Featuring Artists: Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Jhené Aiko, Method Man, Redman, Bilal, Cody Chesnutt, Amel Larrieux, Isaiah Rashad, Alice Smith, Lakim, Andre Power, The Whooligan, Respire, NEVR, Thrice Groove, Xavier BLK

What an amazing day of music, unity, people and fun. The 5th Annual ONE Musicfest was a legendary day in Atlanta. Fantastic performances by Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Jhene Aiko, Amel Larrieux, Method Man & Redman, Alice Smith, Bilal, Daley, Isaiah Rashad, Cody ChesnuTT, Soulection dj crew and more. Over 10,000 people joined the celebration at Aaron's Lakewood Amphitheater.

3 stages of music, dozens of food trucks, dozens of local merchants, games, photo booths and simply the perfect way to wrap up the summer. Thanks to the sponsors who helped make this possible... Gentleman Jack, Korbel, Jack Daniels, Heineken and American Family Insurance.

Follow ONE Musicfest on social media at @onemusicfest for more footage, behind the scenes, interviews and future updates. www.onemusicfest.com