Rufus and Martha Wainwright with EMMYLOU HARRIS &
friends present “NASHVILLE NOEL NIGHTS”
A fun-filled holiday family event to benefit:
THE EPILEPSY FOUNDATION MIDDLE AND WEST TENNESSEE
& THE KATE MC GARRIGLE FOUNDATION
The legendary Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright’s Christmas show, “Noel Nights,” has entertained audiences all across North America. A true holiday masterpiece, the performance brings together three generations of the Wainwright and McGarrigle families and friends INCLUDING:
EMMYLOU HARRIS, Alison Krauss, Loudon Wainwright III, Chris Stills, Jamey Johnson, Venus and the Moon, Kennedy Rose, Sloan Wainwright, Lucy Wainwright Roche, and Jane McGarrigle!
Described by The New York Times as “typical Christmas-time family gathering motley, convivial, multigenerational, jokey, affectionate and tinged with both skepticism and faith,” the Christmas show has been a family tradition since 2005 when Kate and Anna McGarrigle released their classic album, “The McGarrigle Christmas Hour.” Part concert and part family reunion the show was inspired by Kate McGarrigle, Rufus and Martha’s late mother. Kate turned the show into a benefit after she was diagnosed with sarcoma (a rare cancer with underfunded research) in 2006. After Kate’s death in 2010, the family revived the annual benefit Christmas show tradition. This year “Nashville Noel Nights” will benefit the Kate McGarrigle Foundation and the Epilepsy Foundation of Tennessee. Now, after taking the show to New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Montreal, it is time to bring this holiday spectacular to Nashville. “We are thrilled to bring this show to he heart of the American music scene, and the hometown of our greatest friend and supporter – Emmylou Harris.”
Emmylou, a close friend of Kate’s, along with the whole family, has been a part of the Christmas shows since the very beginning. She has been incredibly generous of her time and talent, and so this year, it’s “Nashville Noel Nights at the Ryman” with a new all-Nashville band. Don’t miss this grand Christmas celebration, with more guests to be announced soon!
For tickets and more info Click below DEC. 18 & 19, 2016