News Archives: 2023

You can add “Merry Christmas, Baby” to your holiday playlist!

13 December 2023

With so much holiday music lifting our spirits this season, I wanted to share this version of Charles Brown and I singing his iconic “Merry Christmas, Baby” which we recorded in 1992 for the wonderful ‘A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 2’ benefit compilation series for the Special Olympics. We were so honored to feature Charles on our Nick of Time national tour in 1990 and along with felllow R&B legend, Ruth Brown, our very special guests on our Roadtested national tour in l995. Charles was and will remain one of the greatest artists I’ve known, as well as a dear friend. So glad to celebrate him this Holiday with his classic song, which has brought so much joy since it was a big R&B hit for him back in 1947 (1948 and 1949!)

You can add “Merry Christmas, Baby” to all of your holiday playlists and put that good music on your “radio.” 😉 Thanks and happy holidays! — Bonnie

Charles Brown and Bonnie Raitt version (1992): 
(Apple Music)

Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers version (feat. Charles Brown) (1947):
(Apple Music)

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Bonnie to play at Brandi Carlile’s “Mothership Weekend” on May 12, 2024

5 December 2023

Spend Mother’s Day with Brandi Carlile and friends at the beach! Join Brandi Carlile, Bonnie Raitt, Sara Bareilles, Black Pumas, Nickel Creek and more for Brandi Carlile’s “Mothership Weekend” ’24, May 10-12, 2024 in Miramar Beach, FL!

Visit to join the Presale Tuesday, December 5th through Sunday, December 10th at 6pm ET.

See you at the Beach for an unforgettable Mother’s Day!

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Watch Bonnie on the Americana Music Awards on ACL!

25 November 2023

Watch the “Americana Music Awards 22nd Annual Honors” on Austin City Limits! You can stream the “Americana 22nd Annual Honors” online beginning Sunday, November 26 at 9am CT at link in bio.

Catch performances by Bonnie as well as Margo Price, The Milk Carton Kids with Noah Kahan, William Prince, S.G. Goodman, Nickel Creek, Hermanos Gutierrez, Allison Russell, The War & Treaty, Brandi Carlile and Brandy Clark and The Avett Brothers! Musical director Buddy Miller lead the Americana All-Star Band made up of Brady Blade, Catherine Popper, Fred Eltringham, Jen Gunderman, Jim Hoke, Larry Campbell and The McCrary Sisters for an unforgettable night of music and community at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium back in September.

The broadcast will premiere on PBS via your cable provider Saturday, November 25 and varies by location, so check your local listings here to see when the show airs in your city on your local PBS station. Just plug in your zip code and then search for “Americana” to pull up your local listings.

Or watch the full program at the below link (until December 24, 2023!)


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JUST ANNOUNCED! Spring 2024 U.S. Tour Dates Fan Community Pre-Sales start Tues, Oct 24th 10am local time!

23 October 2023


Bonnie Raitt is heading out on the road again with members of her longtime touring band in 2024, with 24 new concerts in the U.S. announced today including a two-night stand at the Warner Theatre in Washington DC, and debuts at Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater in Bridgeport, CT and The MGM Music Hall at Fenway in Boston, MA. 

Many would think Raitt might be eager to rest and take some downtime after headlining 75 concerts in 2022 and another 50 in 2023 spanning the U.S., Australia, the UK, Scotland, Ireland and Canada, and winning three GRAMMY™ Awards at the 65th Annual ceremony in February and an Americana Music Award in September (making “Just Like That” the first composition to win Song of the Year at both ceremonies).

The fact is, though there are always healthy breaks built into each tour, after a few weeks, Bonnie is itching to get back to what she loves most— traveling and playing live. Luckily her band, crew and the fans feel the same way! To that end, we’ve just put the finishing touches on another U.S. tour scheduled to start in Spring 2024, with fall dates to be announced later. 

Raitt’s fourth headlining appearance on the award-winning and longest-running music program in television history, Austin City Limits, will be broadcast on PBS during ACL’s 49th season in the first quarter of 2024, shortly before her tour kicks off.

Special Guests to open the shows TBA. 

Tickets for the following shows will go on Fan Presale tomorrow, Tuesday October 24th at 10am local time and will go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 27th at 10am local time via

To participate in the Fan Presales and Special Benefit Seat sales, please log in or register for Bonnie’s FREE Fan Community and head to the tour page!


26-Apr    Lancaster, PA               American Music Theatre

27-Apr    Wilkes Barre, PA           F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts

29-Apr    Pittsburgh, PA              Heinz Hall [RESCHEDULED – ON SALE NOW]

01-May    Knoxville, TN               The Tennessee Theatre

02-May    Montgomery, AL           Montgomery Performing Arts Centre

07-May    Macon, GA                  Macon City Auditorium 

09-May    North Charleston, SC    North Charleston Performing Arts Center    

11-May    Athens, GA                  The Classic Center Theatre [RESCHEDULED – ON SALE NOW]

29-May    Baltimore, MD             The Lyric 

31-May    Washington, DC           Warner Theatre

01-Jun     Washington, DC           Warner Theatre    

04-Jun     Albany, NY                 Palace Theatre

05-Jun     Newark, NJ                 Prudential Hall @ NJPAC

07-Jun     Philadelphia, PA          The Met Philadelphia

08-Jun     Westbury, NY              NYCB Theatre at Westbury    

11-Jun     Hyannis, MA                Cape Cod Melody Tent

12-Jun     Portland, ME               Merrill Auditorium    

14-Jun     Bridgeport, CT            Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater

15-Jun     Boston, MA                 The MGM Music Hall at Fenway    

18-Jun     Hampton, NH              Casino Ballroom

19-Jun     Burlington, VT             The Flynn

21-Jun     Lewiston, NY               Artpark Mainstage Theater

22-Jun     Akron, OH                  Akron Civic Theatre    

25-Jun     Toledo, OH                 Stranahan Theater

28-Jun     Peoria, IL                   Peoria Civic Theater

29-Jun     Saint Louis, MO           Stifel Theatre

More tour dates for 2024 still to be announced.

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Austin recap and the end of tour for 2023!

18 October 2023

That’s a wrap on the tour for 2023! Bonnie and the band finished up their 50th headlining show of 2023 with a sold out show at ACL Live at The Moody Theatre in Austin on Saturday night, followed on Sunday by a taping of the iconic Austin City Limits television series that will broadcast on PBS in the beginning of 2024 (including a special appearance by singer-songwriter, Sunny War.)

Not quite ready to leave the “Live Music Capital of the World” just yet, Bonnie made a surprise appearance at a special concert at the legendary blues club, Antone’s in Austin, Texas, Monday, October 16. The concert benefiting bassist Sarah Brown, who’s been a beloved figure in the Austin music scene and member of the venue’s house band for the past 40 years, also featured performances by Jimmie Vaughan, Marcia Ball, Sue Foley, Johnny Nicholas, Fran Christina, Rosie Flores, Larry Fulcher, the Texas Horns, Derek O’ Brien and more. (Sarah and others pictured below) The concert aimed to raise awareness of the Living Liver Donor program in an effort to help Brown, a friend of Bonnie’s for over 50 years, find a liver donor match. If you’re interested in learning more about living liver donation, please visit

Bonnie, the band, crew, all her special guests and us at BRHQ want to send a huge “THANK YOU” to the fans who brought us all so much joy and appreciation this year. We love you too! — BRHQ

LEFT – Photo by Scott Newton for ACL & Austin PBS
TOP – Photo by Daniel Cavazos/firstthreesongs
BOTTOM – Photo by Daniel Cavazos/firstthreesongs

For more information on Sarah Brown, look for her on social media or visit her page on the Caring Bridge website.

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Happy 77th Birthday, John Prine!

10 October 2023

Remembering my dear friend John Prine on what what would have been his 77th birthday. I miss him dearly as do all of his fans, family and friends in the music community. Flashing back to one of the many times we performed “Angel From Montgomery” together with a clip from an episode of Austin City Limits filmed in 2002. Happy Birthday, John! — Bonnie

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Winnipeg review!

2 October 2023

The Canadian tour has been terrific; great crowds and the band on fire. There’s three shows left, including tonight in Thunder Bay, Ontario on the shores of Lake Superior, then London, Ontario and Toronto on Wednesday. Special Guest Royal Wood and his group have delighted the audiences as well.

Bonnie’s tour continues on to Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and wraps up Austin with her taping Austin City Limits Oct 15th. She and the band thank all our Canadian fans for giving them such a warm welcome back. Thanks to our bass player, “Hutch” Hutchinson for this great shot from the stage in Winnipeg.

Here’s a link to the wonderful concert review in the Winnipeg Free Press.

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Bonnie returns to Austin City Limits this Fall!

7 September 2023

Austin City Limits has just announced a stellar slate of fall tapings to complete Season 49, featuring multiple Grammy-winning icons and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legends, including Bonnie Raitt! On October 15, Bonnie will return to ACL for a taping of her first headlining appearance in over a decade, to showcase her triple Grammy-winning album Just Like That… Bonnie will be joined by her incredible band as well as a special guest, Nashville-based singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso Sunny War.

About a week before October 15th, a ticket giveaway for the taping in Austin will be posted at

Mark your calendars!

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