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Stephen Stills Added to All-Star Show Featuring The Jim Irsay Band at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Evening to Feature Performances by John Fogerty, Ann Wilson and Buddy Guy along with NFL Colts' Owner Irsay's Iconic Collection of Artifacts

The Jim Irsay Collection
Photo by Eleanor Stills

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (December 8, 2022) — Jim Irsay, Owner & CEO of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, has announced the addition of his longtime friend, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stephen Stills, to his All-Star event on Saturday, December 10 from 6-10 p.m. at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Stills joins a line-up of previously announced fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Buddy Guy, John Fogerty and Ann Wilson.

The evening features The Jim Irsay Band which, in addition to Irsay on vocals, includes Kenny Aronoff on drums (Sir Paul McCartney, John Mellencamp, The Rolling Stones, Sting, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson), Tom Bukovac on guitar (played on more than 700 albums with major artists), Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Mike Millson bass and vocals (founding member of R.E.M.), Danny Nucci on guitar and saxophone (actor from Titanic, The Rock), Carmella Ramsey on violin, mandolin and vocals (Reba McEntire, John Hiatt, Olivia Newton-John), Michael Ramos on keyboards (Mellencamp, Los Lonely Boys, Patti Griffin, Paul Simon), Kenny Wayne Shepherd on guitar and vocals (five-time GRAMMY® nominated), Mike Wanchicon guitar ( Mellencamp). The exhibit and concert are free and open to the public, but guests must first register for a free ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jim-irsay-collection-john-fogerty-buddy-guy-ann-wilson-san-francisco-tickets-444720800887. Tickets are limited and almost sold out.

“San Francisco has a special place in rock & roll history, so I’m excited to bring this musical collection, as well as other unique and historic artifacts, to the Bay Area for all to experience,” Irsay said. “I’m just a steward of these artifacts, so it’s my dream to share this important history with as many people as possible and to inspire them to go on and accomplish great things in life.”

About Stephen Stills

Stephen Stills is the only artist ever to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times in one night—in 1997, for Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, and Nash (CSN). One of rock music's most enduring figures, Stills is also a member of the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, a BMI Music Icon (with CSN), and has a career now spanning six decades, multiple solo works, and four hugely influential groups—Manassas and Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young (CSNY), in addition to Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash. As renowned for his instrumental virtuosity as for writing era-defining anthems including “For What It’s Worth” and “Love The One You’re With,” Stills is ranked #28 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, calling his acoustic picking on “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” “a paragon of unplugged beauty.” Three of Stills’ albums are among Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: Buffalo Springfield Again, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Déjà Vu. In 2013, Stills released Carry On, a four-CD anthology produced by Graham Nash and Joel Bernstein, capturing the remarkable scope of his career using 83 tracks (25 unreleased) to retrace the musical paths he’s explored. Stills continues to lend his support to a number of causes. Since 2013, Stills and his wife Kristen have been hosts and organizers of Light Up the Blues, annual star-studded concert events that have helped raise over $3 million to benefit Autism Speaks’ research and advocacy efforts for families and individuals impacted by the disorder.

In addition to the performances, Irsay will exhibit items from The Jim Irsay Collection – his renowned assemblage of historic and iconic artifacts from rock music, American history and pop culture.

More than 30 iconic guitars will be on display, as well as an array of other music memorabilia, including:

  • Jerry Garcia "Tiger" guitar (Doug Irwin/1979)
  • David Gilmour "The Black Strat" Fender Stratocaster (1969);
  • Janis Joplin Gibson J-45 (1953)
  • Eric Clapton "MTV Unplugged" C.F. Martin & Co. Style 000-42 Guitar (1939);
  • Bob Dylan "Dylan Goes Electric" Fender Stratocaster (1964);
  • Prince "Yellow Cloud" guitar by Andy Beech (1995);
  • Kurt Cobain “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Fender Mustang (1969);
  • John Lennon “Sgt. Peppers Piano”, c.1869 John Broadwood & Sons;
  • Sir Elton John's Steinway & Sons Model D Grand Piano;
  • Bob Dylan's working lyrics for "The Times They Are A-Changin';"
  • Paul McCartney's studio lyrics for "Hey Jude;"
  • The Beatles / Ringo Starr drum set and original bass drum head from The Ed Sullivan Show; and
  • Jim Morrison Paris notebook.

Outside of music, the collection includes such historic items as:

  • The original 1777 Continental Congress proclamation designating Thanksgiving as a national holiday;
  • An 1823 William J. Stone printing of the Declaration of Independence, one of the first exact “facsimiles” of the final signed document;
  • Artifacts and signed documents from numerous U.S. Presidents, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and others;
  • An original reward poster for John Wilkes Booth issued the morning after President Lincoln's April,1865 assassination;
  • Handwritten documents and artifacts from women’s suffrage pioneer Susan B. Anthony;
  • The original hand-notated manuscript for Alcoholics Anonymous’ “Big Book,” the organization’s founding document;
  • Renowned American author Jack Kerouac’s original 119-foot scroll of the iconic novel, “On the Road”;
  • A Jackie Robinson game-used bat from 1953;
  • Muhammad Ali’s 1965 first walkout robe that bore his new name and boxing shoes from the 1975 “Thrilla’ in Manilla” vs. Joe Frazier; and
  • Sylvester Stallone’s original handwritten outline and screenplay for “Rocky.”


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