With the 10 year anniversary of Elliott Smith‘s sad passing approaching in October, the late songwriter’s estate – the Friends and Family of Elliott Smith – are set to host four separate benefit concerts during August in memory of the singer.
Each concert will raise money for a different charity local to that area, with the first taking place in his hometown of Portland on 4 August, before gigs in his later home of Los Angeles on 6 August then Austin and New York later on 9 & 10 August.
Among the special guests at the events are Gus Van Sant (Portland), members of Grandaddy (Portland, Austin), Jon Brion (Los Angeles) and Mary Lou Lord (New York).
You can check out the full schedule of events beneath. Elliott Smith passed on 21 October 2003, aged 34.
4 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge (benefiting Outside In) *
6 – Los Angeles, CA – Largo (benefiting Free Arts for Abused Children) #
9 – Austin, TX – Scottish Rite Theater (benefiting the SIMS Foundation) %
10 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (benefiting New Alternatives for LBGT Homeless Youth) $
* Gus Van Sant, members of Grandaddy, special guests
# Jon Brion, special guests
% Jody Denberg, members of Grandaddy, Lil’ Cap’n Travis, David Garza, special guests
$ Rhett Miller, Chris Thile, Mary Lou Lord, special guests
[via Tiny Mixtapes]