Star-Studded Lineup To Celebrate Kenny Rogers

Blackbird Presents is bringing together a group of talented artists for “All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration,” including the final duet by Rogers and Dolly Parton.

The once-in-a-lifetime event is set for Oct. 25 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

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The lineup features Little Big Town, Alison Krauss, The Flaming Lips, Idina Menzel, Jamey Johnson, and Elle King. Don Was is on board as the concert’s music director and will oversee the house band accompanying the performers. More special guests will be added in the coming weeks.

The show is scheduled in line with the routing for Rogers’ farewell tour, “The Gamblers’ Last Deal,” which began in May 2016. The last date currently booked is Nov. 4 in Hampton Beach, N.H.  

“As I’m bringing this chapter of my career to a close, this will be an unforgettable way to celebrate with my talented friends, who I’m so grateful to have crossed paths with,” Rogers said.

“It means so much that they would feel compelled to do this for me.

“Of course, the night would not be the same without Dolly Parton being part of it. We’ve enjoyed a special friendship for decades, and I’ll forever look back fondly on the many collaborations, performances, and laughs we’ve shared as some of the most extraordinary moments of my career. I know it will be a moving experience for us standing on that stage together for one last time.”

The “All In For The Gambler” show was created by Blackbird Presents’ Keith Wortman, who is serving as the executive producer along with Rogers’ manager, Ken Levitan.

Tickets go on sale July 21 at 10 a.m. Central Time. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation and the Kenny Rogers Children’s Center.

Click here to read Pollstar’s interview with Keith Bugos, longtime production manager for Kenny Rogers.