A number of acclaimed musicians have joined forces to stage the 'Love For Levon' benefit concert on October 3, to raise money for Levon Helm's estate and legendary Midnight Ramble concert series.
Leon Helm, Grammy-winning founding member, drummer and vocalist of The Band, died on April 19, 2012 after a long fight with throat cancer. He was 71 years old.
The benefit show at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey will feature a star-studded lineup of artists who've all been influenced in one way or another by the late-great Levon Helm.
Participating luminaries include John Mayer, Gregg Allman, Dierks Bentley, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Lucinda Williams, Marc Cohn, My Morning Jacket, Ray LaMontagne, Eric Church, Patty Griffin, Bruce Hornsby, Mavis Staples, and Joe Walsh.
All net proceeds from the concert will help support the lasting legacy of Levon Helm by helping his estate keep ownership of his home, barn and studio, and to continue The Midnight Ramble Sessions.
Watch Levon Helm and the Midnight Ramblers perform The Weight, filmed in February 2012, a few months before Levon's death: