John Mayer, Zac Brown in Bozeman

2012-12-21T00:00:00Z John Mayer, Zac Brown in Bozeman Montana Standard
December 21, 2012 12:00 am

Tickets are on sale for a Jan. 16 concert featuring John Mayer and Zac Brown at Bozeman’s Emerson Theater.

The show is a benefit for the firefighters who battled last summer’s Pine Creek Fire, which destroyed more than 8,500 acres of forest and farm land in and around the town of Livingston, outside of Bozeman.

Mayer, a Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, is organizing the concert, which is called “The Livingston Town Proper: A Concert to Benefit the Fighters of the Pine Creek Fire.” Mayer will be joined onstage by Zac Brown and Clay Cook of the Zac Brown Band, the Grammy-winning group from Georgia. Also performing will be David Ryan Harris, Sean Hurley and Aaron Sterling, among other special guests.

Brown and Clay Cook, along with long time band mate David Ryan Harris, will step in to add vocals for the still-recovering Mayer, who had vocal chord surgery in August.

It took hundreds of local firefighters weeks to contain and extinguish the fast-moving Pine Creek blaze, which began on Aug. 29. The tight-knit local community banded together to help the local fire and rescue companies keep the fire from spreading to houses and schools. Only five homes – and no lives – were lost.

“Without the tireless effort and dedication of the firefighters of the Pine Creek Fire, many more homes and memories would have been destroyed, mine among them” said Mayer. “I wasn’t in town when the fire broke out and I’ve always wished I could do my part to help, the way so many in the community did. Putting on a concert to raise some money for the departments is the least I can do for a town and a community that has welcomed me with open arms.”

Fans also have a chance to win an HD28 Sunburst model Martin guitar autographed by John Mayer and Zac Brown. The guitar is on showcase at Music Villa in Bozeman where you can also purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win. All proceeds will go to the PCCF.

Mayer is making premium seats available to be sold through Tickets-for-Charity at $1,000 per ticket package, including a donation directly benefiting the Park County Community Foundation to support local wildfire relief. These tickets include a meet and greet with John Mayer and Zac Brown as well as an autographed poster. For more information on Tickets-for-Charity’s Charitable Sale program, go to www.ticketsforcharity.com.

The rest of the tickets will range in price from $100 to $250 and can be purchased at www.ticketriver.com.

Tickets-for-Charity works with top performing artists to offer fans access to high-demand concert seats – at the same or better price they’ll find elsewhere – and exclusive VIP experiences, while benefiting national and local charities at the same time.

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