Trombone Shorty will induct the Neville Brothers into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame during a ceremony during a ceremony on October 25. Shorty will also join members of the Neville Brothers’ band for a tribute to the first family of funk and soul. It’s a fitting combination considering the young trombonist and bandleader took over the Nevilles’ coveted closing slot at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival a few years ago.
The Austin City Limits Hall of Fame was established in 2014 to honor the legacy of iconic artists who have played a vital role in the famed Austin City Limits television series’ 40+ year history. In addition to the Nevilles, beloved singer Roy Orbison and singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash (the daughter of Johnny Cash) will be inducted at the October ceremony.
The gathering is slated to take place at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, the long running series’ home in downtown Austin. Highlights from the ceremony will be broadcast during a special New Year’s Eve episode of Austin City Limits as part of the PBS program’s 43rd season.
Past inductees into the Hall of Fame include Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Loretta Lynn, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Townes Van Zandt, Kris Kristofferson and more. Tickets for the 2017 event are currently on sale to the general public.