15th Annual Jeff Buckley Tribute Concerts

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On a snowy night in February of 1994, Jeff Buckley played a legendary set at Uncommon Ground. This performance was lauded "Best Concert of the Year" by Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune, and was later recalled by Mr. Kot as one of the best concerts he's ever attended.

Now Uncommon Ground celebrates Buckley's legacy each year by inviting artists from all over the world to pay tribute to the legendary artist. The 15th Annual Jeff Buckley Tribute is scheduled to take place on November 13th and 14th, 2012. The event will be held at Uncommon Grounds' Clark and Grace location. Artists have come from countries such as France, Italy, Denmark, Holland, Mexico, UK, Australia and many others in past years to perform at the tribute.

Artists may submit Jeff Buckley covers OR songs that Jeff Buckley covered suitable for conversion to an acoustic unplugged performance. Selected artists may perform one of each as well on both nights.

This event, which is supported by the Buckley family and featured on the official Jeff Buckley web site, sells out every year in less than 10 minutes for both nights' performances. Jeff Buckley's mother, Mary Guibert, has been known to fly in for this event on many occasions.

Artists selected to perform will be announced early November 2012.

All net proceeds for the night will go to The Old Town School of Folk Music Scholarship Fund: http://www.oldtownschool.org

Jeff Buckley was born in California's Orange County in 1966 and died in a tragic drowning accident in Memphis on May 29, 1997. He had emerged in New York City's avant-garde club scene in the 1990's as one of the most remarkable musical artists of his generation, acclaimed by audiences, critics, and fellow musicians alike. For more information about Jeff, see the official website: www.jeffbuckley.com.