All Star Benefit for James King in Nashville

palace_kingAs they always do, a group of top bluegrass artists have banded together to put on a benefit concert for James King. It is scheduled for December 15 at The Nashville Palace, with all proceeds going to the James King medical fund. James has had a very hard year with health issues, and is undergoing the early testing now for a liver transplant through the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Scheduled to perform on the 15th are Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Grascals, Adkins & Loudermilk, Marty Raybon, Don Rigsby, Steve Thomas & Mark Newton, David Davis & the Warrior River Boys, Kody Norris & Watauga Mountain, and Larry Chun & Step Ahead. The show will start at 6:00 p.m. and a $20 ticket fee will be charged.

This event is being produced by popular Nashville entrepreneur and radio host Sam Jackson, who says that all monies raised will go to James.

“I can’t thank the Nashville Palace enough for donating the room to hold this benefit. I’d also like to thank all the artists who have donated their time and talent to help James. Our level of talent for the evening will be top shelf. Many others have offered to perform, but there is only so much time in one evening. For those fans who attend, and generously donate, we want to give them a truly memorable night of music.

Attendees will also be able to participate in a number of silent auctions for various items, such as a pair of passes to the June Bean Blossom Festival; Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival; and the Vine Grove, KY festival. Festival apparel, a Tennessee Country Ham, and merchandise from the legendary Station Inn will also be included in the auction.”

Advance tickets can be purchased online.

For those unable to attend, but who might want to make a donation, there is a GoFundMe page set up for that purpose.

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