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Big benefit show this weekend for LR native Jim Dickinson, who recently suffered a massive heart attack, incurred big medical bills and will need nine months to recover.

Full details, via Ardent Studios, after the jump. A benefit concert honoring Memphis music legend Jim Dickinson will take place in Memphis, Tennessee at the Peabody Skyway on August 8th at 6pm. Jim Dickinson is a celebrated musician and producer in the Memphis community, with credits that include The Rolling Stones, The Replacements, Aretha Franklin, Phineas Newborn, Ry Cooder Bob Dylan, and Big Star. Dickinson’s current release is Dinosaurs Run in Circles on Memphis International record label. His sons Luther and Cody have achieved success on their own through their bands the North Mississippi Allstars and Hill Country Revue.

The Jim Dickinson benefit night will feature performances by John Hiatt, Jimmy Davis, Sid Selvidge with Jimmy Crosthwait, Amy LaVere, Shannon McNally, and the North Mississippi Allstars. The event will have a cash bar and tickets are $125 per person. Jim Dickinson is recovering from heart surgery and donated funds will pay medical bills and provide living costs for the expected nine month recovery period. Anyone wishing to make a donation to Jim Dickinson can do so via PayPal at friendsofjimdickinson@gmail.com.

Dickinson’s contribution to Memphis music has been so significant that several organizations have teamed up to help produce the Dickinson benefit evening. Memphis International Records is producing the event, Luther Dickinson is coordinating the talent, Beale Street Caravan is acting as the fiscal agent, and Ardent Music is handling the ticketing and donations.

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