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James Taylor & his All-Star band with special guest Bonnie Raitt & band

Tickets go on-Sale Friday, March 10 at 10 a.m.; FedExForum presale Thursday, March 9

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and five-time Grammy Award winner James Taylor and his All-Star band are bringing their talents to FedExForum on Saturday, August 5, 2017 with special guest, ten-time Grammy Award winner Bonnie Raitt and her band. Promoted by Beaver Productions, the show was announced earlier today on Taylor’s website, jamestaylor.com, as a stop on his new and upcoming tour.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 10 at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at the FedExForum Box Office. An exclusive FedExForum presale is available beginning Thursday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. to all Memphis Grizzlies’ MVP Season Ticket Holders, Grizzlies’ e-news subscribers, recipients of FedExForum Event Alert e-mail communications, or by connection with FedExForum and the Grizzlies on their social sites (Limit 4 tickets per order).


Inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, recording and touring artist James Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums in his career since he first signed to The Beatles’ Apple Records. He has 40 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards and five Grammy Awards for hits and albums like “You’ve Got a Friend,” Hourglass and more. His first top 10 hit, “Fire and Rain,” was released as part of his 1970 triple-platinum album Sweet Baby James which was then followed by another million-seller, Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon. Taylor’s first Greatest Hits album earned the Recording Industry Association of America’s elite Diamond Award and has sold over 12 million copies in the United States.

For more than forty years, James Taylor has been a musical compass for his fans, articulating moments of pain and joy and letting his listeners know that they are not alone. Earning multiple awards and honors including the National Medal of Arts by President Obama in 2011 and the distinguished Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government in 2012, Taylor has demonstrated a career filled with artistic triumphs. Last year, Taylor received the Kennedy Center Honor which is presented annually to individuals who have enriched American culture through achievements in the performing arts.


Ten-time Grammy winner, Grammy Awards Hall of Famer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Bonnie Raitt has been critically lauded throughout her career for her guitar skills and her blends of blues, folk, R&B and pop music. Although praised in her early days for her musical abilities, Raitt did not gain much commercial success until her tenth album, Nick of Time. The album won three Grammy Awards including Album of the Year and was voted as one of Rolling Stones Magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Her latest and 20th album, Dig in Deep, released last year, keeps things focused and close to home. The album features her long time band of drummer Ricky Fataar, guitarist George Marinelli, bassist James “Hutch” Hutchinson and keyboardist Mike Finnigan who will all join her on stage at the FedExForum show.

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