15 Jun The 2017 Johnny Ramone Tribute Lineup Announced
Linda Ramone presents the annual tribute to punk rock legend Johnny Ramone, July 30 at Hollywood Forever. A very fun event celebrating some cool things Johnny loved, like cult films, horror movies, collectibles and rock n’ roll.
Under the stars and moonlight on the Douglas Fairbanks Lawn, this year’s theme features a screening of one of Johnny’s favorite films, 1998’s cult classic Buffalo ’66, introduced by its director and star Vincent Gallo, who was Johnny’s very close and personal friend. In addition to the film screening, the 2017 Johnny Ramone Tribute will feature an exhibition of some rare never-before-seen Ramones memorabilia from Johnny and Tommy Ramone’s collection in the amazing mausoleum with Ramones art by Shepard Fairey, Lucas David and Shag. Also, a pop-up gallery from Morrison Hotel Gallery, DJ’d by the incredible Howie Pyro, food trucks and special celebrity appearances.
The tribute will also feature a short ceremony in honor of Johnny and Linda’s beloved friend Chris Cornell, who has been laid to rest right next to Johnny.
The Johnny Ramone Tribute is a fundraising event for the Johnny and Linda Ramone Foundation, which provides funding for Dr. David Agus at the Center for Applied Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at USC.
Tickets are on sale now at www.johnnyramone.com