Posted in music | tour dates on May 8, 2012

Levon Helm lost his long battle with cancer on April 19, and his life and legacy will be celebrated at a couple of upcoming events, starting with a show by The Band tribute band The The Band Band at BB King's tonight (5/8). A portion of ticket sales will go to The American Cancer Society in honor of Levon Helm.

Brooklyn Bowl is hosting "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down": A Celebration of the Life and Music of Levon Helm on June 4. Marco Benevento, Dave Dreiwitz, Scott Metzger and Joe Russo (of Zeppelin tribute band Bustle in Your Hedgerow and other projects) form the core of the tribute, with special guests including Craig Finn & Tad Kubler (The Hold Steady), members of Guster, members of The Felice Brothers, Nicole Atkins, Phosphorescent, Family Band, Diamond Doves, Kelli Scarr, Yellowbirds, and Tom Hamilton of American Babies. Tickets are $20 and on sale now, and proceeds will go to benefit Helm's "The Barn" studio.

Dave Dreiwitz meanwhile can be found tonight (5/8) at City Winery backing... Michael Moore, and Wednesday (5/9) backing Aaorn Freeman aka Gene Ween at 92YTribeca.

The flyer for the Brooklyn Bowl event is below, as is video of Bruce Springsteen's recent live performance of The Band's classic "The Weight."

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Comments (7)

R.I.P Levon Helm may GOD be with all the people who died from cancer

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2012 3:17 AM

It's very bad news. World has lost great star. RIP Levon Helm.

Posted by Bass Necks | May 9, 2012 5:34 AM

R.I.P Levon Helm may GOD be with all the people who died from cancer

Posted by hold | May 11, 2012 7:06 PM

Felt empty when i heard that Levon had died, just couldnt believe it, i first saw the band with Dylan at the IOW festival way back when! then came all of that incredible music and concerts from them, they really did change the way i looked at things,and Levon in particular, Damn it he was great, and i am going to miss him!!

Posted by Roy | May 15, 2012 5:10 AM

I hope Koobz actually plays this time. What happened to him at StonesFest at Webster?

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 11:08 AM

isnt there another bv post where this is described as a dylan tribute?

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 4:48 PM

Gotta love it.

Posted by jordon | July 31, 2013 4:08 PM

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