Concord Bicycle Music presents the music of Memphis legends Big Star, performed by an all-star lineup of musicians and guest vocalists, in ‘Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s Third Live.’ The concert event features fan favorites such as ‘In the Street,’ ‘September Gurls’ and ‘Thirteen,’ as well as the entire Third album.
While the band might not be Big Star per se, the fabled group’s sole surviving original member, Jody Stephens, heads an all-star cast, including latter-day Big Star alumni Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer of the Posies, Mike Mills of R.E.M., Mitch Easter of Let’s Active, and Chris Stamey of the dB’s.
Also joining are Jeff Tweedy and Pat Sansone of Wilco, Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo, Robyn Hitchcock, Dan Wilson of Semisonic, Benmont Tench from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Jessica Pratt, Brett Harris, Django Haskins, Skylar Gudasz, and more. The entire concert will be joined by a full chamber orchestra helmed by the Kronos Quartet, performing scores created directly from the original multi-track tapes from Ardent Studios for this event. Carl Marsh, who wrote the original Big Star orchestrations, will conduct.
The concert will be filmed as part of a DVD release, directed by Yes Equals Yes, slated for Spring 2017.
Doors Open: 7:00 pm
Event Start Time: Promptly at 8:00 pm