On March 3, Blackberry Smoke founding member and drummer Brit Turner passed away at age 57 after battling glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer. In the spirit of brotherhood and memory, Blackberry Smoke has announced a tribute concert in honor of their bandmate, slated for August 23 at Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park in Atlanta. 

Blackberry Smoke was formed in 2000 when Turner and his brother, bassist Richard Turner, joined forces with guitarist and singer Charlie Star, keyboardist Peter Still and guitarist Paul Jackson. In more than two decades of concerts, the band has released nine studio albums and risen to become one of the essential country-rock combinations of this century. 

Blackberry Smoke holds the distinct honor of being the only independently released artist to top the Billboard Country Albums chart with 2015’s Holding All the Roses. Since then, its triumph has continued with further placements and popularity, including widespread acclaim for the 2024 release Be Right There.

Apart from Turner’s musical contributions to Blackberry Smoke, the musician was known for founding the Lana Turner Foundation. With help from the band, the collective has promoted a fight against childhood cancer since 2011, amassing $1,00,000 in financial contributions to the cause. 

The ticket presale begins Tuesday, April 16, at 10 AM local time, and the general on-sale will begin Friday, April 19, at 10 AM local time. Visit this link to sign up for the presale.

Learn more about the Lana Turner Foundation and donate here

Scroll down to see the band’s official concert announcement. 

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