On Tuesday, November 12th, legendary musicians will converge at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center for James Burton and Friends — a historic concert event benefiting the James Burton Foundation.
Join legendary guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member James Burton as he takes the stage with his superstar friends, including Brian May (Queen), Joe Walsh (The Eagles), Sammy Hagar, Mickey Dolenz (The Monkees), Jason Scheff (longtime lead vocalist of Chicago), Paul Shaffer (The Late Show with David Letterman) and many more, plus surprise guests, for a historic event covering over 6 decades of chart-topping hits.
Proceeds from the show will benefit the James Burton Foundation by helping give the gift of music and guitars to school programs, hospitals for children and veterans groups nationwide.
For tickets and more information, visit https://www.nashvillesymphony.org/jamesburton.
A limited number of tax-deductible VIP tickets are also available, which include a premium seating and an exclusive Meet & Greet with the performers. VIP tickets are available exclusively through the James Burton Foundation at (318) 424-5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About James Burton
James Burton has played on countless #1 recordings, and created some of the most influential guitar riffs in popular music. Named one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone, Elvis Costello says that Burton is one of a few players who musicians almost always call “legendary,” and Pete Townsend says that Burton is probably the most important guitar player in American music. In 1953, at age 14, Burton recorded “Susie Q” with Dale Hawkins. Burton wrote the music and Hawkins wrote the lyrics. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame includes “Susie Q” in the 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. In addition to Rick Nelson (1958–1965) and Elvis Presley (1969–1977), top entertainers have sought his services for studio recordings and live performances. They include: Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Brad Paisley, Elvis Costello, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, John Denver, The Beach Boys, The Everly Brothers, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Dean Martin, Emmylou Harris, George Jones, Gram Parson, Albert Lee, Chet Atkins, Travis Tritt, Ray Charles, Sonny and Cher, Herb Alpert, Simon and Garfunkel, The Righteous Brothers, The Mamas and The Papas, Johnny Rivers, Andy Williams, Judy Collins, Linda Ronstadt, The Monkees, and many others. James Burton continues to perform, and is in constant demand all over the world. The GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist’s extensive achievements include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Musicians Hall of Fame, Rockabilly Hall of Fame, Hollywood Rock Walk, Fender Hall of Fame, Walk of Stars (Shreveport, LA), Southern Legends and Entertainment Performing Artists Hall of Fame, and much more.
For more information on the James Burton Foundation, visit http://www.jamesburtonfoundation.org.