Memorial set for Levon Helm at his home in Woodstock
Levon Helm performs with the Levon Helm band during the Heroes of Woodstock concert at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, N.Y., Aug. 14, 2009. (AP / Craig Ruttle)
Published Tuesday, April 24, 2012 5:47PM EDT
WOODSTOCK, N.Y. - Levon Helm's friends and fans have been invited to a memorial at the home where the late drummer and singer for The Band staged his "Midnight Ramble" barn concerts in New York's Hudson Valley.
Helm's family says on his website that parking will be available at three locations in Woodstock and there will be shuttle bus trips to the Woodstock property from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. A private funeral is scheduled for Friday.
Helm died April 20 at the age of 71 from complications of cancer.
Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Robbie Robertson and Richard Manuel's first album as The Band was 1968's "Music From Big Pink." Songs including "The Weight," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," and "Up on Cripple Creek" are rock standards.