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Legendary Songwriter Jackson Browne Joins Pete Yorn in Benefit Concert for The SoCal Sounds

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Legendary songwriter Jackson Browne to join acclaimed singer-songwriter Pete Yorn for a benefit concert in support of Southern California’s leading Triple-A (adult album alternative) format radio station, 88.5-FM, The SoCal Sound, on Saturday, June 15.

In addition to Yorn, who is headlining the event, and Browne, others taking part in the “Benefest” for public, member-supported The SoCal Sound at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale are folk and indie pop group JEMS, California-based indie pop band Cayucas and acclaimed British singer-songwriter Jade Bird.

“We are incredibly excited to bring together such a talented and diverse group of musicians for this special benefit concert,” said Patrick Osburn, general manager of The SoCal Sound. “The Alex Theatre has a rich history of hosting world-class performances and Benefest is no exception. We look forward to an evening of exceptional music and community support for a great cause.”

Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and he has defined a genre of songwriting that is charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He is a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Yorn is an American singer, songwriter and musician who has gained international acclaim for such hits as “Life on a Chain” and “Strange Condition.” He first gained international recognition after his debut record, “Musicforthemorningafter,” was released to critical and commercial acclaim in 2001. Since then, he has released a number of albums to critical acclaim. Most recently, Yorn’s 10th full length album, “Hawaii,” was released in June 2022. His latest single, “Someday, Someday”, was released this January.

JEMS is known for its harmonically rich and evocative music that blends folk and indie rock. The trio are releasing their second album this month. The indie pop band Cayucas includes twin brothers Zach and Ben Yudin and is known for its catchy rhythms and nostalgic vides. Jade Bird’s powerful vocals and genre-defying sound have earned her a place among the most exciting young artists in music today. Tickets for the Benefest are now available for purchase at thesocalsound.org, TheAlex.com or Ticketmaster.com.

The Alex Theatre is a historic landmark in Glendale known for its striking architecture and rich cultural heritage. Since 1925, it has been a beacon of arts and entertainment, hosting a wide array of performances and events that enrich the community.

88.5-FM, The SoCal Sound, is a combined effort of California State University, Northridge, and Saddleback College, which began simulcasting as 88.5-FM in October 2017, linking the Los Angeles County- and Orange County-based signals. The station’s Triple-A programming is available on the KCSN and KSBR 88.5 HD1 channels, via the 88.5 app and online at www.TheSoCalSound.org.

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Keep The Party Going: A Tribute To Jimmy Buffett

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Jackson Browne will be performing at Keep The Party Going: A Tribute To Jimmy Buffett! One night only at the Hollywood Bowl on April 11.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. PT.

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Jackson Browne & More Sign Open Letter Warning of Nuclear Threat

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Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music announces 2024 honorees

The Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music has announced the honorees of its second annual American Music Honors event, to be held Wednesday, April 24 on the campus of Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J.

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The 2024 honorees are: John Mellencamp, who together with Willie Nelson and Neil Young, created Farm Aid in 1985. The social activism reflected in Mellencamp’s songs helped catalyze Farm Aid, the organization that has addressed the struggle of American family farmers that continues to this day; Jackson Browne, a long-time social justice, environmental and educational activist who has supported everything from anti-nuclear alternative energy resources to political freedom in Central America; Mavis Staples, who in the 1960’s was on the frontlines of the civil rights movement and continues to use her music to support racial equality in America; Dion DiMucci, who’s landmark recording of “Abraham, Martin and John” became an activist anthem in the late 1960’s and beyond.

“The Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music is proud to honor these musically, culturally, and politically important artists,” said Robert Santelli, Founding Executive Director of the Springsteen Archives. “All four artists—John Mellencamp, Jackson Browne, Mavis Staples, and Dion—have contributed mightily to the American music canon and have demonstrated how the power of song can act as an agent for positive change in our country.”

American Music Honors will take place in Monmouth University’s Pollak Theatre. Stevie Van Zandt’s Disciples of Soul will serve as the event’s house band. Award presenters include Bruce Springsteen and Jon Landau and 2023 American Music Honors recipients Van Zandt and Darlene Love.

Tickets for the event will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, March 23. Ticket information is available on the Archives’ website springsteenarchives.org.

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Mavis Staples 85th All-Star Birthday Concert

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Jackson Browne will be performing at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles on April 18th in celebration of Mavis Staples 85th birthday!

The artist presale starts Tuesday, February 13 at 10 am local time. 

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