LAS VEGAS, NV. 3/26/ 2023 – Indianapolis Colts owner & CEO, Jim Irsay hosted thousands of guests for a free afternoon of live music along with an exhibition of The Jim Irsay Collection, his renowned traveling museum of iconic artifacts from rock music, American history and pop culture at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.
The Jim Irsay Band performed an hours-long free concert that featured music legends Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon), Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top), Vince Gill (22-time Grammy® winner) and Stephen Stills (Crosby, Stills & Nash), as well as a special tribute to the late David Crosby.
The Jim Irsay Band featured Irsay on vocals, Kenny Aronoff on drums (Sir Paul McCartney, Elton John, John Mellencamp, The Rolling Stones, Sting, Bob Dylan and John Fogerty), Billy Branch on harmonica (Buddy Guy, Willie Dixon, Johnny Winter, Keb’ Mo, Taj Mahal, Lou Rawls), Tom Bukovac on guitar (played on more than 700 albums with major artists), Mike Mills on bass & vocals (founding member of R.E.M.), Danny Nucci on guitar & saxophone (actor, Titanic, The Rock), Michael Ramos on keyboards (John Mellencamp, Patti Griffin, Paul Simon), Carmella Ramsey on violin, mandolin & vocals (Reba McEntire, John Hiatt, Olivia Newton-John), Kenny Wayne Shepherd on guitar & vocals (five-time GRAMMY® nominee) and Mike Wanchic on guitar (Mellencamp).
Jim Irsay’s passion for rock music, American history and pop culture led him to assemble a robust collection of historic and culturally significant artifacts over several decades that together make up The Jim Irsay Collection. An active philanthropist, Mr. Irsay hopes to establish a museum to share these treasures with the world. Learn more at: https://www.jimirsaycollection.com
About Kenny Aronoff – Today, Kenny Aronoff spends his time touring, recording in studio, and rocking corporate speaking stages around the world, teaching people how to embrace adversity and gain confidence in their personal and professional lives. Learn more at: https://kennyaronoff.com/