Levon Helm Memorial Project
These friends, along with others who knew and loved him and what he has contributed to the American music lexicon, have joined together to create a permanent tribute to Levon and his life and musical legacy. Beginning with the creation of this Bronze memorial by acclaimed artist Kevin Kresse , who's been awarded painting fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts – Mid-America Arts Alliance and the Arkansas Arts Council and has exhibited his work nationally, we want to commemorate Levon's legacy and educate current and future fans about his contributions and the music born in this Delta soil that went on to shape American music.
With your generous contribution, the Arkansas Musical Legacy Fund will erect a 26" x 20" x 12" bronze statue to honor legendary musician/actor and Arkansas native Levon Helm in downtown Marvell, AR in 2017 next to his childhood home. Fans of Levon will be able to visit the place that shaped and formed this musical icon who was at the forefront of the Americana music movement.
Once the $25,000 goal has been met to create the bronze bust, any funds raised above the goal will be used to restore Levon's childhood home adjacent to the location of the bust in downtown Marvell, AR.
Levon's childhood and life-long friends have come together to leave a lasting memorial in honor of the the friend and talented artist they knew and loved like a brother. Levon's wish was for the music to play on and our hope is to not only memorialize Levon in the place that created and nurtured his gifts, but to let the music of the Delta to continue to play on and inspire future generations of artists who may spring from this uniquely rich and fertile artistic landscape.
We sincerely appreciate your consideration in support of this monumental effort to erect a tribute in his honor.
For more info and opportunities to help, go to:
Levon Helm Memorial
In the coming days, we will be closing down the GoFundMe campaign, but the work is not over. Levon's boyhood home in Marvell, AR on the Levon Helm Memorial Highway is in the process of restoration and we continue to need support to make it a reality. Please continue to give through our website at www.levonhelmmemorial.org or directly through this PayPal link: https://bit.ly/2w4LHRQ
If you have given over $100 total and have not received your t-shirt, book or both, please email us and let us know. GoFundMe changed their system in the middle of our campaign and we no longer have access to your contact information. Just send us an email with your mailing address and we will get it in the mail and on its way to you.
Thanks again for support. Stay tuned for more info about events and opportunities.
For more info, go to http://www.levonhelmmemorial.org/give/