You Got Gold
About The Event
A weeklong series of concerts & and events to be held in Nashville October 7th - 12th, 2022.
Dear Prine Friends and Family,
Our sincerest wish was to gather safely this October to celebrate the life and music of our beloved John. Given the ongoing situation with Covid-19 Delta variant, in Nashville and beyond, we’ve made the very difficult decision to postpone “You Got Gold” until October 07-12, 2022.
All tickets are still valid for 2022, however if you no longer can attend the new dates, please check for ticketing and refund information from your point of purchase. Rescheduled show dates can be found on YouGotGold.JohnPrine.com.
This decision to reschedule was not made lightly. We worked tirelessly to find a way to move forward in a safe and responsible manner, while also keeping in mind the intended joyful spirit of this long-awaited celebration and remembrance. This event is extraordinary in the sheer number of artists, crews, and fans that are planning to travel and gather together. In light of how John died, we just could not reconcile pushing forward and adding any undue stress and anxiety during an already fraught season.
We stand in support of all of our friends and colleagues who continue to work on playing shows this fall and recognize we are all doing the very best we can to find safe pathways forward.
Our deepest apologies to those disappointed in hearing this news. Our family wanted nothing more than to gather with you all and remember John together. We very much look forward to seeing you all next year when we can gather safely and joyfully, and truly be together as a big family and community to remember and celebrate the life and songs of one extraordinary man.
All the best,
The Prine Family + Oh Boy Records
Although it was postponed, net proceeds from 2021's “You Got Gold” were intended to benefit the Hello In There Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to honoring the legacy of John Prine's generous spirit through community philanthropy. Despite the postponement, the foundation honored its grantmaking commitments to several incredible organizations, and we're proud to share more about their work.
Thistle Farms is a local, national, and global movement for women’s freedom. For 25 years, Thistle Farms has worked with women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction to provide safe housing, healthcare, counseling, and employment. The foundation's $25,000 grant specifically supported Thistle Farms' Global Shared Trade Program, which addresses sexual exploitation, trafficking, and extreme poverty through an aligned network of artisan survivor enterprises supporting women’s dignity and economic freedom. Learn more about the program here.
Room in the Inn provides programs that emphasize human development and recovery through education, self-help and work, centered in community and long term support for those who call the streets of Nashville home. The foundation's $25,000 grant supported general programs. Room in the Inn's Executive Director, Rachel Hester, wrote:
"The Hello In There Foundation’s mission 'to identify and collaborate with individuals and communities to offer support for people who are marginalized, discriminated against or, for any reason, are otherwise forgotten' is needed now more than ever. The community we serve at Room In The Inn includes some of the most vulnerable individuals in our city. The support we have received has helped those experiencing homelessness face the chaos and challenges they experience from living on the streets.
John Prine's lyrics have spoken to the hearts of millions and has made a positive impact in countless ways. His legacy, carried out by his devoted family, will continue to impact a community that he held close to his heart. We are so grateful for the Prine family and we hope the love and grace John so freely offered is reflected in our daily work as well."
Thanks to the generosity of John Prine fans all over the world, we were also able to donate to relief efforts in Western Kentucky, particularly around the Prine family homeland in Muhlenberg County in the wake of devastating tornadoes which ravaged the region in December 2021.
The foundation will announce additional fundraising efforts this fall in response to critical needs in the aftermath of nationwide natural disasters and Afghan refugee resettlement programs.