Kenny Rogers is taking his final bow.
The legendary country singer is retiring after 60 years in the business. To say goodbye, Kenny hosting “All in for the Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration,” at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 25, 2017.
The event will include his final performance with Dolly Parton, his duet partner on the famed “Islands in the Stream.”
“As I’m bringing this chapter of my career to a close, this will be an unforgettable way to celebrate with my talented friends, who I’m so grateful to have crossed paths with,” Kenny Rogers said in a statement. “It means so much that they would feel compelled to do this for me. Of course, the night would not be the same without Dolly Parton being part of it. We’ve enjoyed a special friendship for decades, and I’ll forever look back fondly on the many collaborations, performances, and laughs we’ve shared as some of the most extraordinary moments of my career. I know it will be a moving experience for us standing on that stage together for one last time.”
In addition to the pair, Little Big Town, Alison Krauss, the Flaming Lips, Idina Menzel, Jamey Johnson and Elle King are among the performers scheduled to appear at the one-night only concert taping.
“Kenny is like a family member to me. We have been friends for over 30 years and made musical magic together. Since 1983, when we released ‘Islands In The Stream,’ everyone has had an expectation to see Kenny everywhere I go and me with him wherever he goes,” Dolly Parton said. “Well, I guess for many of those fans that wanted to see us together, this will be that night. Performing with Kenny for the last time ever on October 25th is going to be emotional for both of us, but it’s also going to be very special. Even though Kenny may be retiring, as he fades from the stage, our love for each other will never fade away.”
Tickets go on sale July 21, 2017 at 10am CT at Ticketmaster.com. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation and the Kenny Rogers Children’s Center.