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All-Star Tom Petty Birthday Tribute Concert Set for the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles Friday Oct. 19

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You don’t need to be reminded of the legacy of Tom Petty. For decades, the music he and the Heartbreakers made built a foundation upon which countless musicians found inspiration and innumerable fans found a hero.

On Friday, Oct. 19, a group of all-star musicians will gather at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles for a special fundraising tribute concert paying homage to Petty’s life, times and enduring influence. It’s also coinciding with his birthday on Oct. 20, when Petty would have celebrated his 69th birthday.

Heavily involved in this event is Rock Cellar contributor Jeff Slate, who has a strong personal relationship with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers crew forged over the years as a writer, colleague and fan.

Proceeds from the night’s ticket sales will benefit some of Tom Petty’s favorite local charities, among them MusiCares and the Midnight Mission. The participating musical acts include:

Ron Blair
The Chris Torres Band
Steve Ferrone
Jim Keltner
Earl Slick
Hattie Webb
Chris Stills
Roy Orbison Jr.
Alex Orbison
Jeff Slate
L.A. Edwards
Todd Morse
Jesse Malin
Freedy Johnston
Carmen Vandenberg
Sarah Rogo
Jake Thistle
and the emcee for the night will be Mark Felsot.

Tickets for the show are available via AXS — click here to pick yours up. 

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