Gram Parsons concerts to honor pioneer artist 40 years after his death


Great news for all Gram Parsons fans . . . and for everyone (like me) who has THOROUGHLY enjoyed the Gram Parsons concerts held each year in Nashville since 2008. The concert is returning in November—this year for TWO big nights!

The 6th annual Gram InterNational is again coming to Douglas Corner Café to honor Gram Parsons’ life and trail-blazing “Cosmic American Music.” For the first time ever, the event will be held on both Friday and Saturday night, November 8 and 9.

In a statement released on Facebook, Executive Director of the event Will James said, “This year we are honoring 40 years since Gram’s death, as well as 40 years since the release of his groundbreaking album GP.” Gram Parsons died on September 19, 1973 at the age of twenty-six.

The Friday November 8 show will feature bands. The following night’s show will be acoustic, offering a “Gram unplugged” feel.

Admission on Friday is $10 at the door. On Saturday it will be $5 if you have a Friday-night ticket stub, $10 otherwise.

A complete list of bands and artists will be posted (here and elsewhere) by early summer.

The Gram InterNational series of concerts—held in Nashville, Chicago, Boston, St. Louis, Dublin (Ireland), and other cities—are offered for the musical enjoyment and enrichment of the attendees and artists, and also to publicize the petition effort to induct Gram Parsons into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
To sign the petition online, please visit:

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