The formidable folk artist and recent Las Vegas resident, Jewel, who splits her time between Nashville and Las Vegas, is joining the lineup for the “Vegas Cares” tribute show at the Venetian Theatre this Sunday. She plans to perform “Mercy,” from her 2015 album “Picking Up the Pieces,” a song that is serving as inspiration for the purpose of the event.
Acclaimed abstract artist Tim Bavington, who moved to Las Vegas in 1993, has picked that song as the focus of a permanent monument honoring first responders and those affected by the tragedy. Funds raised will furnish the materials for this project, which is still in its infancy.
Bavington is donating his time, and Jewel her voice, to the effort.
Read about this event now in the Las Vegas Review-Journal here: