Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt to Headline Star-Studded Harvey Relief Fundraiser in Austin
Alongside some of the biggest names in Americana and folk, Willie Nelson will headline a benefit concert in Austin, Texas, that will raise money for victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Nelson, a Texan, will be joined by Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and Edie Brickell & New Bohemians at Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Relief. The show will take place at Austin’s Frank Irwin Center on Sept. 22. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund, which is looking to raise more than $100 million for hurricane relief.
Musicians won’t be the only stars in attendance at this fundraiser — appearances from Luke Wilson, Renee Zellweger and Austin native Matthew McConaghey are also expected, as are collaborations between the legendary artists on the stage.
Tickets for this seriously stunning show go on sale on Wednesday (Sept. 13) at 3PM at RebuildTX.org. For fans who can’t make it to Austin for the show, the performances will be broadcast on television in Texas, along with a one-hour YouTube stream, during which Google will donate up to $500,000.
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