Jackson Browne playing series of charity events before kicking off 2017 solo tour

Courtesy of The Actors’ GangJackson Browne will launch a new North American solo tour on April 5 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, but before that, the acclaimed singer/songwriter will take part in a few charitable events.

On March 22 and 29, Browne will headline a pair of benefit concerts at The Actors’ Gang Theater in Culver, California. The intimate acoustic shows will support The Actors’ Gang, a repertory company guided by actor/director Tim Robbins that stages innovative theater productions and offers drama programs to prisons and schools.

Browne will be joined at the concerts by his longtime backing singers Chavonne Stewart and Alethea Mills.

In between those two shows, Jackson will take part in a March 25 tribute concert celebrating the music of The Band that will be held at The Alex Theatre in Glendale, California. That show benefits the Autism Think Tank charity. Browne will be one of many guest singers who will perform with accompaniment from a collective of musicians called The Wild Honey Orchestra.

The event will focus mainly on songs from The Band’s first two albums — Music from Big Pink and The Band. Among the many other performers on the lineup are The Continental Drifters, Elvis Costello and the Attractions bassist Pete Thomas, Motown legend Brenda Holloway, Don Was, ex-Pogues violinist Cait O’Riordan, David & David singer David Baerwald and many more.

The Autism Think Tank is a non-profit organization that brings together top autism specialists via an Internet conference to work on solutions to issues faced by young people with autism.

Check out Browne’s full performance schedule at JacksonBrowne.com.

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