Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam has become recognized as the kick off event of the CMA Music Festival and in 2011, Marty will celebrate the jam session’s 10th year. Marty started the event as way to welcome fans to country music’s biggest festival, but the jam has also raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for MusiCares, which provides assistance for music people in times of need.
“The Late Night Jam has evolved into the centerpiece concert event for me on my yearly calendar,” Marty said.“It’s hard to believe that this is the 10th anniversary of the show. Looking back, the guest list has been staggering. Fans come from all over the world to support us and the relationship with NARAS and MusiCares is precious to me. The Late Night Jam has raised a considerable amount of money over the last decade with the mission of helping people in need. MusiCares has done a wonderful job of distributing the funds as they see fit. I know of a number of people who have benefitting from MusiCares and in some instances lives were saved. That’s what it’s all about. I’m looking forward to this year’s event, me and the Superlatives will do our best to add another interesting chapter to the Jam’s ongoing story.”
“Marty’s dedication and support of MusiCares through the Late Night Jam over the past ten years is unprecedented,” said Debbie Carroll, executive director of MusiCares. “His generosity has served as a catalyst to providing aid and support to so many music people in need. We can’t thank Marty enough for his unrelenting care and concern for his fellow musicians.”
In the past, Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Porter Wagoner, Neko Case, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more have shown up for the jam session. This year’s lineup will be announced in the coming weeks, but tickets went on sale today.
This year’s Late Night Jam will take place on June 8 at 10:00PM at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.