On March 4th, the Nokia Theater will host the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s All for the Hall fundraiser, making it the first time this event has been held in Los Angeles in three years.
“California, with its rich country music history, has proven to be a supremely appropriate and welcoming location for this event,” said Museum Director Kyle Young. “In fact, some of the state’s contributions to our genre are the subject of our very popular limited-engagement exhibition, The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and California Country, whose run we’ve extended through the end of 2014. Los Angeles has always given our All for the Hall event a very warm welcome, and we look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones in March.”
This year’s fundraiser will be hosted by actress/singer/film producer Rita Wilson, and feature performances by Country Music Hall of Fame members Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris. Joining them will be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Heart and Grammy Award-winning artist Jason Mraz.
All for the Hall is an annual “giving event” that addresses the museum’s need for long-term financial security and provides a safety net for the institution and its work. The event is styled in a “guitar pull” format, which is a Nashville specialty jam session. With singer/songwriters swapping songs, stories, and memories; the guitar pull offers a unique opportunity for music fans to peek into the hearts and minds of their favorite performers. Originated in the homes of Nashville songwriters, and made popular by Johnny and June Carter Cash, the guitar pull was a method for kicking the tires of your peers’ new compositions. A great guitar pull should be all about the camaraderie and spontaneity, and with Gill and Harris anchoring this year’s event, there is sure to be plenty of both!
Past participants of All for the Hall have included: Jason Aldean, Gregg Allman, Zac Brown, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Patty Griffin, Levon Helm, Chris Isaak, Kris Kristofferson, Pat Monahan, Lionel Richie, Taylor Swift, and Dwight Yoakam. So, you just never know who will show up and it’s sure to be a one of a kind experience.
All for the Hall Los Angeles patrons are offered their choice of VIP tables of 10 for $25,000 or $10,000. Individual VIP tickets are available at $1,000 per seat. At these ticket levels, a cocktail reception and dinner will precede the guitar pull. A full list of VIP table and ticket levels and benefits can be found on countrymusichalloffame.org/afthla. To purchase tickets or for more information, patrons may contact Rachel Shapiro at email@example.com or telephone (615) 416-2069. These tickets are on sale now.
Additionally, tickets for balcony seating (for the performance only) will go on sale on Friday, January 31, at 10:00 a.m. PST. Tickets, priced at $125, $95 $65 and $49.50, plus applicable fees, can be purchased via AXS.com or from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon. – Fri. at the STAPLES Center Box Office. The box office is located at 1111 S. Figueroa Street. Also, the Club Nokia Box Office is open for sales beginning at 5 p.m. on show days only.
Photo: Official logo for the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum