Songwriter Jimmy Webb honors Glen Campbell

Alzheimer's benefit concert at Palace Theater

Legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb honored his long musical partnership with late singer songwriter Glen Campbell at the 2017 Country Music Awards. Webb will be making a rare appearance this weekend in Syracuse.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Alzheimer's Association in tribute to Campbell's long and public battle. 

Event Producer Tom Honan said Jimmy’s music is musically complicated and he needed someone like Glen Campbell to make the songs what they are. Honan said when Campbell came out with his disease, Webb continued to tour with him and get the message out about Alzheimer's. 

CNY Alzheimer’s Association Katrina Skeval said the CNY Alzheimer’s Association offers a number of programs for people in the area. 

  • Education programs in the community
  • Support groups for caregivers and early stage Alzheimer’s patients
  • 24/7 support helpline 
  • Individual care consultations

Skeval said the Jimmy Webb benefit concert is exciting because it's raising awareness for the disease. She said she wants people to know about both the warning signs of Alzheimer's and what support services are available. 

Glen Campbell had a very public struggle with Alzheimer's and there is a documentary titled "I'll Be Me" about his last tour.

Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years will take place on Saturday, November 18th at 7:30pm at the Palace Theater at 2384 James St in Syracuse. 

Tickets are now available through brown paper tickets or palaceonjames.com. For more information on Alzheimer’s disease, including the warning signs, visit https://www.alz.org/centralnewyork/.


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