John Prine’s Family Will Celebrate his life With “Picture Show” Tribute
John Prine for the NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert - NPR Music / Youtube
The late John Prine’s family will be honoring the singer-songwriter’s legacy and celebrate his life with the upcoming Picture Show live stream tribute.
The tribute is produced by Prine’s family and Oh Boy Records and will feature “musicians, actors, and friends remembering our beloved JP” on June 11. Those participating in the virtual celebration has yet to be announced, but fans can go to Prine’s Youtube and Facebook accounts for updates and the stream itself.
Proceeds collected from the live stream will go to charitable institutions like NAMI ( National Alliance on Mental Health) and Alive, whose Grief Center is offering free counseling services to anyone residing in middle Tennessee who has had a family member succumb to COVID-19 – as Prine himself died of complications from the coronavirus on April 7.
The second annual All the Best Fest, a Dominican Republic-based music festival curated by Prine, was originally scheduled for November 2020 but is now postponed to May of 2021. All the Best Fest will be paying tribute to Prine – who was supposed to headline the festival – with the help of artists and acts like 400 Unit, Steve Earle, Margo Price, Iris DeMent, John Hiatt, and I’m With Her. Prine’s backing band has also booked for the festival.
Fiona Prine, John’s widow, issued a statement regarding the festival. “We look forward to being with you all to remember and celebrate your friend and our beloved husband, dad, and grandpa. Please keep yourselves safe and healthy until then. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your kind messages — they really help,” she said.