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'Hampton 70' Will Feature All-Star Tribute To Col. Bruce Hampton March 14, 2017 11:16

Photo by Jordan Kirkland: Live & Listen

The godfather of the jam scene, Col. Bruce Hampton, will be honored at Atlanta's Fox Theatre on May 1st in honor of his 70th birthday.  This is a serious cast of musicians getting together to pay tribute to a man who's impact on the music scene cannot be overstated.  This concert will benefit The Fox Theatre Institute and other musician focused charities.

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, guitarist 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, gypsymetal guitarist Emil Werstler, Oliver Wood of The Wood Brothers, the Colonel’s Sling Blade costar and Oscar- award-winning actor Billy Bob Thornton plus Cy Young winner Jake Peavy, and other special guests.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m. ET via the venue’s website.