After tickets for the Nov. 9 Jeff Austin Tribute “What The Night Brings” sold out almost immediately, organizers have decided to move the event to a larger venue, outside of its originally-planned city of Denver.
“Everyone is so honored and touched by the overwhelming support for this event, tickets sold out in minutes,” reads an official announcement. “Thankfully we are able to move this show to [Broomfield, Colo.’s] 1STBANK Center, so we can accommodate more people to celebrate our friend Jeff Austin. All tickets will be honored. For those unhappy with this move, refunds will be available at point of purchase.”
What The Night Brings will feature some of the most well-known acts the bluegrass and jam scene, many of whom shared stages with Austin. From his former bandmates in Yonder Mountain String Band, to his 30db cohort Brendan Bayliss to friends like Bill Nershi and Keith Moseley of SCI and Keller Williams. Additional performers include Billy Strings, Greensky Bluegrass, Hot Rize, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Travelin’ McCourys, Leftover Salmon (acoustic), Railroad Earth and more.
“The outpouring of support and love has been tremendous. I want to thank everyone who has supported the fund,” Austin’s wife Devlyn said via press release in late July. “It’s truly amazing, and it’s allowed our family to begin processing the unimaginable. We hope that this show will be a chance for everyone to come together, remember Jeff, and enjoy the music and the musicians that were so close to him.”
Austin co-founded Yonder Mountain String band in 1998, and quickly ushered the band into notoriety within the bluegrass scene and beyond. After departing the band, he toured his his namesake band and remained one of the most admired mandolinists on the scene. His death was confirmed by his family on June 25. He is survived by Devlyn, and their young children Lily Rose, Penelope and Jude Patrick.
The new batch of tickets for What The Night Brings will go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 7th at 10 a.m. MT with a strict limit of four tickets per person. The entire venue will be GA, with “the floor will be accommodated on first come, first serve basis.”
Tickets will be available here.
Check out the full lineup below:
“What The Night Brings”
The Infamous Stringdusters
Leftover Salmon (acoustic)
Members of the Jeff Austin Band:
Kyle Tuttle, Jean-Luc Davis, Julian Davis, Mimi Naja, Noam Pikelny
The Travelin’ McCourys
Yonder Mountain String Band