February 26-28: The Music of Linda Ronstadt
An On-Demand Tribute Concert for Parkinson’s Research
With ten Grammys, two dozen studio albums, and a career spanning five decades, Linda Ronstadt is an internationally beloved musical legend. Irvington Theater will celebrate the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer with The Music of Linda Ronstadt, a benefit concert film for Parkinson’s research streaming on-demand February 26-28.
This virtual premiere of our sold-out 2016 tribute to Ronstadt features mega-hits like “It’s So Easy,” “You’re No Good,” and “Different Drum” alongside lesser-known gems from her expansive, expressive catalogue, including “El Lago Azul,” the Spanish-language version of “Blue Bayou,” and “High Sierra,” one of her collaborations with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris.
Ronstadt has long been a champion of emerging singer-songwriters. Her renditions of once little-known songs by The Eagles, Warren Zevon, and Lowell George brought their music to listeners worldwide. Ronstadt was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2012 and has since retired from singing; she now uses her global platform to promote Parkinson’s awareness and research.
As many of you know, this cause is close to home for me as I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2013. I struggle with things I used to take for granted, but while I’m living with Parkinson’s, the emphasis is on living. PD is not something to hide.
I hope this concert will bring audiences joy, connection, and healing, especially as the pandemic continues to keep us physically apart. In over two decades of producing, no concert has meant more to me than this evening of Linda Ronstadt’s music we held at Irvington Theater. That’s because music, especially when boosted by a big shot of community, is a kind of melodic medicine.
The show featured a stellar lineup of folk and Americana musicians including Steve Addabbo, Andrea Asprelli, Arlon Bennett, Bobtown, Spuyten Duyvil, Ana Egge, Abbie Gardner, Jim Gaudet, Vance Gilbert, Abby Hollander, Sara Milonovich, and Matt Nakoa.
The Music of Linda Ronstadt will be available to stream on-demand from Friday, February 26 at 7:30pm EST through Sunday, February 28 at 11:59pm EST. Purchase your per-household ticket to receive the viewing link and password at irvingtontheater.com/lindaronstadt. All proceeds will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Tickets: $12 per household. Click here now!