Lynyrd Skynyrd to Be Honored at Star-Studded Concert Event
The music and legacy of Lynyrd Skynyrd will be honored this fall during a nightlong concert event titled "One More for the Fans! – Celebrating the Songs & Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd." The star-studded ceremony will be held Nov. 12 at Atlanta's Fox Theatre and feature performances from the group and many guest stars.
Among the initial lineup of confirmed performers are Trace Adkins, Alabama, Gregg Allman, Charlie Daniels, Peter Frampton, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Jason Isbell, Jamey Johnson, Aaron Lewis, moe., Govt Mule, Robert Randolph, Blackberry Smoke, Cheap Trick and Donnie Van Zant; in other words, expect an unbelievable performance of "Free Bird" at some point. Surprise guests and additional performers are also forthcoming.
The Fox Theatre holds a special place in Lynyrd Skynyrd lore: The group recorded a live album, One More From the Road, at the venue in 1976 in an effort to save the theater from demolition. Producer Don Was will serve as music director of the event, with Ken Levitan and Ross Schilling as executive producers and Keith Wortman as creator and executive producer.
"Lynyrd Skynyrd’s music has had a profound and unmistakable influence on artists and fans all over the world," says Was in a statement. Wortman adds, "This incredible initial lineup of artists coming together to celebrate this band and their music is a genuine reflection of that. I am honored to produce a multi-media event of this magnitude."
"One More for the Fans!" will be filmed and recorded for "multiplatform distribution," according to a press release. Tickets for the event go on sale to the public Aug. 18 at 10:00 a.m. at www.foxtheatre.org.
This article first appeared on Billboard.com.