Marshall Tucker Band to Headline 2015 Christmas 4 Kids Concert
The Marshall Tucker Band have been announced as the headliner for the 2015 Christmas 4 Kids benefit concert.
The group will take the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium to raise money for Christmas 4 Kids, a non-profit organization that provides over 400 kids in Middle Tennessee with a day-long excursion, including a chauffeured bus trip, dinner, a party with Santa Claus and a $150 shopping spree, during the holiday season.
"The Marshall Tucker Band is beyond thrilled to be associated with this long-lasting organization that puts smiles on the faces of so many amazing children that deserve the best Christmas we can give them," the band's lead singer, Doug Gray, says.
The 2015 Christmas 4 Kids concert is set to take place at 7PM on Nov. 23. Ticket prices range from $36.50 to $60 and are currently available at Christmas4Kids.org. Craig Wayne Boyd is also set to perform at the event, and more artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Marshall Tucker Band released a live album last year, made from a recording of their concert in Englishtown, N.J., in 1977. The show took place at the height of the Southern rock group's career and drew one of the biggest crowds they'd ever had at a show.
“It’s the original band, it sounded great, it had so much energy flying off of the stage. And the crowd was so warm that you could actually feel it in the music. And I’m not taking acid or anything, you know what I mean?” Gray jokes about the show. “I didn’t take out any of the bad parts, and I didn’t change or edit anything. All we did was make it sound better.
"It was worth the time and worth the effort, because I put myself back on that stage in 1977, when you just walked out there, and you sang your heart out, and the audience was flipping out and loving it," he adds of putting together the live album. "It was a moment in time. It was overwhelming. That’s really all I can say about it.”
Live! Englishtown, N.J. September 3, 1977 is available at MarshallTucker.com.