MERRY MINSTREL MUSICAL CIRCUS v1.0
Jonathan Wilson is proud to announce the first annual Merry Minstrel Musical Circus, A Holiday Gathering and Goodwill Jamathon benefit concert. This year, Jonathan has teamed up with Mike Campbell to create a special evening of music amongst friends at the famed Troubadour in Los Angeles on Thursday, December 20. Confirmed guests include Bob Weir, Jackson Browne and Benmont Tench. All proceeds from the benefit concert will go to Little Kids Rock and the Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund.
Conceived as an event to allow for unique collaboration and interplay amongst friends, Jonathan and Mike have invited a very special group of musical guests to participate, many of which will be announced over the next several weeks leading up to the event. The original idea for the event’s format arose from the weekly jam sessions that Wilson used to host at his former studio in Laurel Canyon.
Jonathan met Mike this summer while he and his band were supporting Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers on their European tour. The two began discussing playing together earlier this fall and when Wilson proposed the idea of Mike being involved with a holiday jam benefit concert, the two began exploring the concept and inviting friends to be involved.
The Merry Minstrel Musical Circus is an All Ages event. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 30 via the Troubadour website http://ticketf.ly/QHHyek.
About the Charities:
Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit that transforms children’s lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools. The organization partners with school districts to train public school teachers in their innovative curriculum while donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs. To date they have reached over 200,000 students. http://www.littlekidsrock.org/
Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund is a full-functioning animal rescue located in Los Angeles that focuses on seniors and the medically challenged. These dogs are cared for until a loving home can be found. Tazzy also provides community programs for pet owners struggling to care for their animals. Food, emergency medical care and free and low cost dog training are a few programs Tazzy offers. http://www.tazzyfund.com/