MACK, JACK & MCCONAUGHEY ANNOUNCE JACK & FRIENDS CONCERT FEATURING PATTY GRIFFIN, BUTCH WALKER, JOHN FULLBRIGHT, AND MORE
Friday, April 13, at ACL Live; Tickets on Sale Friday, February 16
Austin, Texas (February 12, 2018) – Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), the joint fundraising effort of Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, ACM Award-winning recording artist Jack Ingram, and ESPN analyst and Texas coaching legend Mack Brown, announced today that Patty Griffin, Butch Walker, and John Fullbright will perform at the Jack Ingram & Friends concert on Friday, April 13, 2018, at Austin City Limits (ACL) Live at The Moody Theater. Tickets will go on sale to the public Friday, February 16, at 10 a.m.
Patty Griffin, a Grammy Award-winning artist who has achieved great acclaim for her powerful voice and songwriting, headlines Jack & Friends. Her first two albums, Living with Ghosts and Flaming Red, are considered seminal albums in the singer-songwriter genre, and Children Running Through won Best Album and led to her being named Best Artist at the 2007 Americana Music Honors & Awards. She also won a Grammy for Downtown Church, her 2010 gospel album. Her songs have been covered by a myriad of artists, including Emmylou Harris, The Dixie Chicks, Joan Baez, and Bette Midler. She was born in Old Town, Maine, and resides in Austin, Texas.
An American singer-songwriter and producer known for his rock background, Butch Walker will follow Griffin’s headlining performance. His most recent album, Stay Gold, is Walker’s eighth full-length studio album since launching his solo career in 2004. He has established himself as an in-demand producer, working alongside such artists as Taylor Swift, Pink, Katy Perry, and Avril Lavigne, in addition to being named Rolling Stone’s “Producer of the Year” in 2005.
John Fullbright, whose first studio album, From the Ground Up, received a Grammy nomination in 2012 for Best Americana Album, and several other talented musicians are also included in this year’s Jack & Friends lineup.
“This is always a fun and special evening for MJ&M,” said Jack Ingram. “We are honored to be surrounded by an incredible lineup of artists—all here to support a good cause.”
Mack, Jack & McConaughey hold the event dear to their hearts, and all are dedicated to helping younger generations grow in their communities. The event will benefit organizations dedicated to children’s education, health, and wellness, including CureDuchenne, Dell Children’s Medical Center, HeartGift, just keep livin Foundation, and The Rise School of Austin.
Music for the gala event on Thursday, April 12, will be announced mid-February.
Sponsors of this year’s event include Allstate, American Airlines, American Campus Communities, Covert Cadillac, H-E-B, Helfman Maserati of Houston, Nike, Roku, and The Mrs.
Tickets for this year’s Jack & Friends concert featuring Patty Griffin, Butch Walker, John Fullbright, and more will be available for purchase Friday, February 16, at 10 a.m. here.
For more information about Mack, Jack & McConaughey, or to sign up to receive further announcements about the 2018 event, please visit http://mackjackandmcconaughey.com/.
ABOUT MACK, JACK & MCCONAUGHEY
Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), the joint fundraising effort of ESPN analyst and legendary football coach Mack Brown, ACM award-winning recording artist Jack Ingram, and Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, is a two-day event filled with music, golf, fashion, and fun. Previous MJ&M gala headliners include Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Kacey Musgraves, Toby Keith, John Mellencamp, and Sheryl Crow. The gala is followed by a jam-packed day with a golf tournament held simultaneously with a once-in-a-lifetime fashion show that has previously featured Jason Wu, Veronica Beard, MILLY, Badgley Mischka, and Lela Rose. The day concludes back at ACL Live for a singer-songwriter line up of talent unmatched by any other event. Jimmy Kimmel previously hosted the evening and past performers include Kris Kristofferson, Little Big Town, Eric Church, Jamey Johnson, Lyle Lovett, and dozens of the biggest names in music.