Courtesy of City WineryThe star-studded concert saluting acclaimed songwriter Jimmy Webb takes place this Wednesday, May 3, at New York City’s famous Carnegie Hall. “A Celebration of the Music of Jimmy Webb: The Cake and the Rain” will include performances by Graham Nash, Art Garfunkel, ex-Fifth Dimension members Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., BJ Thomas, Judy Collins, Johnny Rivers and Webb himself.

“We just have the best people in the world there because, in a sense, they dropped everything and came for a really, really good cause,” Webb tells ABC Radio about the event, all net proceeds from which will benefit two Alzheimer’s charities in honor of Jimmy’s good friend Glen Campbell, who’s battling the disease.

“It’s a labor of love,” Webb says of the charitable aspect of the show. “And we really do need people to come out and support us, and help us try to find a cure for Alzheimer’s.”

The concert’s lineup also includes Glen’s daughter, Ashley Campbell, whom Webb says is “a special favorite of ours.” He adds, “She’s a stunning virtuoso banjo player…and sings beautifully. And to have her there representing Glen is…like the heart of our show.”

Also on the bill are Amy Grant, Hanson and country singers Toby Keith and Dwight Yoakam, among others. Jimmy reveals that he’s planning to hit the stage with at least three artists during the show, Nash, Grant and Garfunkel, noting that he has a “vested interest in making sure that those performers are extremely comfortable.”

Webb tells ABC Radio that people who attend the concert “not only [will] have the greatest music night they’ve ever had in the greatest concert hall in the world, but…they’re really gonna do something good for people who need help.”

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