Local Waylon Birthday Bashes Unite For Charitable Cause

waylon-fundFor years now, around the June 15th birthday of Waylon Jennings, local groups of Waylon fans in various parts of the country have come together to celebrate the music and legacy of Waymore in “Waylon Birthday Bashes.” Last year, a handful of local Waylon Birthday Bashes united to raise money for The Waylon Fund, a part of the T Gen Foundation whose goal is to end the debilitating disease of diabetes that Waylon suffered from for many years.

This year, the amount of local Waylon Birthday Bashes working to help The Waylon Fund has doubled, with 18 separate events in 9 different states set to transpire over a span of 10 days, including some multi-day events like the Waylon Jennings Festival in Whiteface, TX. Funds from the birthday bashes support research at TGen that uses information about the human genome to find new treatments and hopefully a cure for the 26 million Americans afflicted with the debilitating disease.

“It is a great honor for TGen to be a part of the legacy of a true music legend and the Waylon Birthday bashes that are sweeping the nation,” says Michael Bassoff, President of the TGen Foundation. “We are thrilled that so many of Waylon’s fans are joining TGen’s fight against the disease that took his life.”

Joining The Waylon Fund in sponsoring many of the Waylon Birthday Bashes is Texas-based Shiner Beer, Phoenix-based Swift Transportation, and Arizona-based Zia Record Exchange, where people can donate at any of their 8 store locations – 4 in Phoenix, 2 in Tucson, and 2 in Las Vegas.

“Waylon Jennings plays a big role in the cultural history of Phoenix,”  says Dana Armstrong whose organizing the Phoenix Waylon Bash at the Crescent Ballroom on June 15th. “His fan base here started while he was playing the local clubs in the ’60s, and it continues to grow today. Celebrating his life and contribution to our community while supporting research at T Gen is a win-win for us.”

Below is a list of the participating Waylon Birthday Bashes, and if you can’t make one, you can still contribute to The Waylon Fund.


waylong-jennings-festival-whitefaceHouston, Texas
Firehouse Saloon
June 6, 2013

Brad Boyer
Chad Ware Band
Leslie Anne Sloan
Mitch Jacobs
David Van Langen

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Whiteface, Texas
June 7-8, 2013

Shooter Jennings
Whiskey Myers
Jason Boland and the Stragglers

Eric Strickland & The ‘B’ Sides
The Rowdy Johnson Band
Jackson Taylor and the Sinners
Tommy Jennings
Wayne Garner
Jimmy Miles
Sergio and the Outta Luck Band
Chas Jr.,
Dave Slater
Black Dutch Show
Creed Fisher and the Redneck Nation Band

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Los Angeles, California
Midnight Rider Presents Country My Ass
Footsies
June 9, 2013, 7 PM – 2 AM

Shooter Jennings
Ted Russell Kamp
RT and the 44s
Rachel Dean and Ryan Norman
Andrew Sheppard & The Gallivants
DJs Mitra Khayyam (Midnight Rider) and Justin

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Honky-Tonk-Throwdown-2013-450Atlanta, Georgia
Meehan’s at Atlantic Station
June 10, 2013

Levi Lowrey & The Antique Rodeo Show
John Hopkins
Ty Manning
Fester Hagood
Daniel Lee
Coy Bowles
Joe McGuinness
Reynolds and Williams Band

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Detroit, Michigan
Honky Tonk Throwdown
PJ’s Lager House
May 10-11-12, 2013

The Orbitsuns
Billy Don Burns
Deadstring Brothers
Bull Halsey
Behind the Times
Whiskey Charmers
The Sights
Katie Grace
Horse Cave Trio
If Birds Could Fly
Captain Ivory
Ryan Dillaha
Mary Cutrafello
Fifth on the Floor
Brunswick Brawlers
Crooked Little Reasons
Jeremy Porter and the Tucos
Dock Ellis Band
The Greavers
John Holk and the Sequins
and more”¦

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waylondonationPlano, Texas
Love and War in Texas
June 13, 2013

Cole Dillow Band

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San Antonio
Floores Country Store
June 14, 2013

Brandon Rhyder

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Bellingham, Washington
The Green Frog
June 14, 2013

The LOST
HIGHWAY BAND
& special guests.
Johnny Waco and
Rattlesnake Ron
playing Waylon’s
personal guitars
Music Starts
at 7:30 p.m

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Seattle, Washington
The Tractor Tavern
June 14, 2013

The Outlaw (Waylon Tribute)
Jeff Fielder and his Redheaded Stepchildren (Willie Nelson Tribute)
Special Guests TBA

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WaylonBash-phoenixPhoenix, Arizona
Valley Fever Country Music Night
Crescent Ballroom
June 15, 2013

The Rowdy Johnson Band
The Tony Martinez Band
Larson Parks Band
Hans Olson
Junction 10
Johnny Dixon (MC)
DJ Dana
DJ Johnny Volume

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New York, New York
Rodeo Bar
June 15, 2013

Sean Kershaw & NY Country All-Stars

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Oneonta, New York
B-Side Ballroom
June 15, 2013

Deadstring Brothers
and more TBA

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Huntsville, Alabama
Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3263
June 15, 2013

T. Graham Brown
Waylon & Willie Tribute
Soul Society
Tequila Falls

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LSMC_WaylonRun_13Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
The Palm Room
June 15, 2013, 7PM-2AM

Super Waylon Open Jam!
Travis Shallow
Danny Mcleod
Kyle Garris
Harrison Parker
And Friends!

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Asheville, North Carolina
Emerald Lounge
June 15, 2013

Andy Buckner and Southern Soul Campaign
Blue Jeans & Khaki Pants
Hawks & Arrows

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Conroe, Texas
Corner Pub
June 15, 2013

Jubal Lee Young
Brad Boyer
Matt Harlan and Rachel Jones
and more”¦

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Luckenbach, Texas
June 16, 2013

Shooter Jennings
Jesse Dayton
Paula Nelson

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Carterville, IL
Walkers Bluff
June 27, 2013

Creedence Clearwater Revisited