Waylon Jennings will be honored at 7:30 p.m. March 23 in a memorial tribute at the Ryman Auditorium. Limited balcony seating will be available to the public. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
The event is still in the planning stages, according to a statement from Jennings’ spokeswoman, Schatzi Hageman.
Jennings died in his sleep at his Chandler, Ariz., home on Feb. 13 at age 64. He was buried Friday, Feb. 15, in a private, graveside service attended by family and close friends including Marty Stuart, Travis Tritt and Hank Williams Jr.
The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Sue Brewer Fund (c/o Songwriters Guild Foundation, 1222 16th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37212) and/or The Mayo Foundation (13400 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85259).
Jennings established the Brewer Fund in October 1984 to provide music scholarships for students at Belmont and Vanderbilt Universities. The Mayo Foundation provides funding to children needing prosthetics. Donations should indicate clearly, “In memory of Waylon Jennings.”