Mavis Staples, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Phoebe Bridgers, More Featured in ‘Mavis 80’ Celebration Live Stream Event 7/31



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In 2019, music icon Mavis Staples celebrated her 80th birthday – and a bunch of her musical friends gathered in Los Angeles for a special concert tribute at the Ace Hotel.

On July 31, FANS will air Mavis 80, a Newport Folk Revival, a special concert streaming event featuring the performances from that birthday tribute last year.

The concert event was filmed in 2019 at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles to commemorate Staples’ birthday, a night that involved several notable musical guests.

Taking part in Mavis 80, a Newport Folk Revival are the following:

Brandi Carlile
Jason Isbell
Ben Harper
Trombone Shorty
Grace Potter
Phoebe Bridgers
Lucius
M. Ward
Joe Henry
Taylor & Griffin Goldsmith of Dawes
Son Little
The War & Treaty
Deva Mahal
Christopher Paul Stelling

Mavis 80 is a fundraising event, raising money for “the Newport Festival Foundation’s educational initiatives that celebrate innovation while preserving the deep traditions inherent in Jazz and Folk music.”

Click here for additional details about accessing the streaming event:

FANS is thrilled to bring you Mavis 80, A Newport Folk Revival presented by Anti Records on Friday, July 31! Mavis 80 will feature Mavis Staples, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Ben Harper, Trombone Shorty, Grace Potter, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucius, M. Ward, Joe Henry and many more.

Mavis Staples needs no introduction. The legendary gospel and soul singer was an integral part of the Staple Singers and is a successful solo artist and civil rights activist. Mavis will be celebrated by a bevy of incredible artists whom she has worked with across her career including Ben Harper who produced and wrote her latest album, We Get By.

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