The life of John Prine will be honored this Thursday, June 11 in a star-studded event bringing together musicians, TV personalities, and other celebrities.
Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine is a livestream event presented by the Prine family. The online celebration of his life will feature appearances from musicians such as Kacey Musgraves, Bonnie Raitt, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Jim James, Sturgill Simpson, Eric Church, Dan Auerbach, and many more.
The event will also feature appearances from celebrities like Bill Murray, Rita Wilson, Stephen Colbert, Billy Bob Thornton, Kevin Bacon, and Kyra Sedgwick.
“The tribute will feature memories and songs as well as rare and never-before-seen footage of John himself,” the family wrote in a statement.
The event will also raise funds for three organizations. NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness); Make the Road New York, an immigrant-led organization supporting the rights of workers, immigrants, and the LGBTQ+ community; and Alive, which offers counseling sessions to those who’ve lost a loved one to the coronavirus.
John Prine passed away at the age of 73 this past April due to complications from COVID-19. Countless musicians took to social media following his death to share their memories and the impact Prine’s music had on their lives.
Prine mastered the craft of songwriting with the ability to seamlessly blend humor, stories, observations on current events, and his views on life all together in song.