*The one and only Mavis Staples may have turned 75 more than two months ago (July 10 to be exact), but it’s still her birthday year and it will be celebrated in grand style – with a once-in-a-lifetime concert in her hometown of Chicago, reports Billboard.
On Nov. 19, Mavis will take the stage at the Chicago Auditorium Theatre for a star-studded gig, dubbed “I’ll Take You There – Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples.”
The lineup includes Gregg Allman, Ryan Bingham, Eric Church, Patty Griffin, Glen Hansard, Taj Mahal, Michael McDonald, Buddy Miller, Aaron Neville, Widespread Panic, Grace Potter, and Mary Stuart. “Additional performers and surprise guests will be announced in the coming weeks,” according to a press release.
Staples will come on stage to collaborate with a number of the guests throughout the evening.
Grammy-winner Don Was will serve as music director and lead the backing band, with Keith Wortman serving as executive producer. Previously, the pair put together similar concerts honoring the likes of Johnny Cash, Levon Helm, and Gregg Allman.
Tickets go on sale Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. (CT) via Ticketmaster. They’re also available at the Auditorium Theatre box office and by phone.