Hampton 70: A Celebration of Col. Bruce Hampton
HAMPTON 70: A CELEBRATION OF COL. BRUCE HAMPTON Atlanta's legendary surrealist musician and icon Col. Bruce Hampton will celebrate his 70th birthday with Hampton 70: A Celebration of Col. Bruce Hampton, on Monday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, with proceeds benefiting the Fox Theatre Institute and other musician-focused charities. Joined by an all-star lineup of musicians, this once-in-a-lifetime event will feature collaborations by Col. Bruce's friends and admirers as they come together to honor and pay tribute to his music and life. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m. Tickets, priced at $35, $50, $75, $125, plus applicable fees, are available online at FoxTheatre.org, by calling (855) 285-8499, or by visiting the Fox Theatre Box Office. Scheduled to appear at Hampton 70: A Celebration of Col. Bruce Hampton's are Widespread Panic members John Bell, Dave Schools, Duane Trucks and Jimmy Herring, Peter Buck of R.E.M, steel-guitar-man Darick Campbell, renowned saxophone player Karl Denson, Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon, Jon Fishman of Phish, banjo-shredder Rev. Jeff Mosier, guitar god Warren Haynes, Drivin' N Cryin' front man Kevn Kinney, Atlanta jazz-staple Johnny Knapp, Chuck Leavell of The Allman Brothers Band and The Rolling Stones, Athens rock-troubadour T. Hardy Morris, 13-year old guitar prodigy Brandon Niederauer, John Popper of Blues Traveler, funk bassist Kevin Scott, keyboardist Matt Slocum, Denny Walley of Frank Zappa fame, gypsy-metal guitarist Emil Werstler, Oliver Wood of The Wood Brothers, the Colonel's Sling Blade co-star and Oscar- award winning actor Billy Bob Thornton plus Cy Young winner Jake Peavy, and more special guests to be announced soon (lineup subject to change).