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Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
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Indian Country ally Willie Nelson releases political parody song #VoteEmOut

Monday, October 8th, 2018

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by: Vincent Schilling

Willie Nelson sings that if people don’t like the politicians in office now, #VoteEmOut!

Earlier this week the Twitter account @MoveOn posted a fun jingle by Indian Country ally and award-winning country and folk singer Willie Nelson titled Vote ‘em Out.

@MoveOn tweeted “.@WillieNelson debuts his new song, “Vote ’em out” and it’s officially our favorite song of this election season. #VoteEmOut.”

Willie Nelson has been a longtime ally to Indian Country issues and has often appeared and performed at concerts benefitting Native peoples as well as showing his support at presence to the water protectors at Standing Rock.

Roughly 55,000 people showed up for Beto O’Rourke’s rally in Austin! This video was shot on Sept 29, 2018, as the crowd began to pour into Auditorium Shores around sunset. The event didn’t begin for about an hour later. Don’t forget, early voting begins Monday, October 22, 2018.

Amy Nelson donates her Willie Nelson Tee-Shirt, signed by her dad, to support Grassroots Leadership, and help women in detention in Texas

Thursday, October 4th, 2018
“Come to the Taylor Station Bar (35 min north of Austin) tonight for music by Kiko Villamizar, John Doe , Folk Uke, and a chance for the winning bid on this vintage children’s Willie shirt circa 1975. It was mine and Dad signed it, along with a Snoop Dogg poster (also signed by Snoop), a wine glass set, and all sorts of stuff that he gathered up from around World Headquarters. Grassroots Leadership will spend 100% of the proceeds to pay the bonds of women at the Hutto detention center, and help many of them to get their kids out of prison camp.

The event begins at 6:30pm. If you can’t make it out, you can still help by donating to Grassroots Leadership at this link: https://grassrootsleadership.org/make-donation”

— Amy Nelson

Thousands turn out for concert and Rally headlined by Willie Nelson in support of Beta O’Rourke in Austin last night

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

www.kxan.com
by: Chelsea Moreno

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Thousands flooded Auditorium Shores Saturday night for a concert and rally headlined by Willie Nelson in support of Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke.

The KXAN crew at the concert estimated there were between 15,000 and 20,000 people who attended.

The event began with speeches from elected officials and other Democratic candidates, including Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Congressman Lloyd Doggett. Some of the performers that followed were Leon Bridges, Carrie Rodriguez, Tameca Jones and Joe Ely.

The O’Rourke campaign also had voter registration booths set up around the concert grounds, and volunteers were working their way through the large crowd with sign-up sheets. They’re hoping to increase turnout for the upcoming midterm election and get as many people who attended to register to vote.

The concert is Nelson’s first “public” concert held in support of a political candidate, a spokesperson for the folk singer said.

“My wife Annie and I have met and spoken with Beto, and we share his concern for the direction things are headed,” Nelson said. “Beto embodies what is special about Texas, an energy and an integrity that is completely genuine.”

Willie Nelson, “Vote ’em Out”

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

https://thehill.com

Country music icon Willie Nelson debuted a surprise political anthem during a rally for Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, the state’s Democratic Senate nominee.

Nelson, who performed at O’Rourke’s rally on Saturday night in Austin, finished his headlining set with a premiere of “Vote ‘Em Out,” a rallying cry to get voters to the polls.

“Election Day is coming ‘round again,” Nelson sang, urging attendees to cast their ballots to vote out this “bunch of clowns you voted in.” The audience enthusiastically sang along with Nelson during the performance.

The country rock star has made political statements before, with a Trump-inspired song “Delete and Fast-Forward” released last year.

Nelson faced backlash from many fans for headlining a rally for O’Rourke, who is running to defeat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), but said earlier this month that he doesn’t care.

Polls have repeatedly shown a tight race between Cruz and O’Rourke in the red state, which has not elected a Democrat to the Senate in decades.

 

Harvest the Hope (September 27, 2014) (Neligh, NE)

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Neil Young, Willie Nelson, “Harvest the Hope” Concert (Sat., September 27, 2014) SOLD OUT!

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Poster design by Justin Kemerling

***TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT: THANK YOU!!***

Two music legends — Neil Young and Willie Nelson — will perform a benefit concert on Sept. 27 on a farm near Neligh, Nebraska that is on the route of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and also crosses the historic Ponca Tribe “Trail of Tears.”

Proceeds from the “Harvest the Hope” concert will go to Bold Nebraska, the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Cowboy & Indian Alliance, to fund the ongoing fight against the Keystone XL pipeline, as well as a number of small, community-based clean energy projects on farms and tribal land. The afternoon concert will take place in a field on a farm owned by a family who are part of a strong collective of Nebraska landowners refusing to sell their land to TransCanada for the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline, and a sacred tribal ceremony will be included in the day’s events.

Also performing will be Native American hip-hop artist Frank Waln, Lukas Nelson (son of Willie!) and the “Stopping the Pipeline Rocks All-Stars,” some of the local Nebraska artists who recorded a benefit album in the solar-powered barn built inside the path of the Keystone XL pipeline last summer.

Willie Nelson donates $5,000 grant to Austin Food & Wine Alliance

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

www.food.blog.austin360.com
by: Addie Broyles

The Austin Food & Wine Alliance has a new backer you might have heard of.

After last year’s fundraiser at Willie Nelson’s ranch near Spicewood, Austin’s most beloved citizen has donated $5,000 to add another grant for the nonprofit’s culinary innovation grants.

Over the past seven years, the food and wine alliance has granted nearly $200,000 in grants to local food businesses, chefs and food startups.

At an awards ceremony in December, they’ll give away an additional $60,000, including a new $5,000 Luck, Texas grant from the one and only Willie. That grant will be “awarded to a chef who follows his/her dreams without compromise and whose inspiration and vision have similarly contributed to the American roots narrative by leaving a distinctive mark on culinary culture.”

Applications are open now and will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 12, via austinfoodwinealliance.org.

Past recipients have included farmers, artisan producers, chefs, wine/beer/spirits makers and small culinary businesses/culinary professionals, including Argus Cidery, Salt & Time Butcher Shop & Salumeria, Blacklands Malt, New Farm Institute at Green Gate Farms and Miche Bread.

In addition to hosting several high-profile food fundraiser events throughout the year, the Austin Food & Wine Alliance is hosting its annual Culinary Arts Career Conference next week, which will bring together more than 500 culinary students from the Austin area.

“Being able to support and enable the dreams of so many in our community is truly a heartfelt mission for our organization,” executive director Mariam Parker said in a release. “We are privileged to do this work and are so grateful and inspired by the many chefs, artisan producers, bartenders, wine- and spirit-makers who have contributed to our remarkable culinary landscape.”485777777777777777777777777

 

Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, Joe Ely & Friends rally for Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke

Saturday, September 15th, 2018


photo:  Gary Miller

https://glidemagazine.com

Legendary Texas musician Willie Nelson announced that he will headline a concert and rally in support of Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke. It will be held at Auditorium Shores in Austin on the night of September 29. The concert will be open to the public, via registration at www.betofortexas.com/beto-willie, and feature musical guests Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Particle Kid, Carrie Rodriguez, Tameca Jones, and Joe Ely.
O’Rourke will be in attendance and address the crowd. This will be the first public concert Nelson has held for a political candidate.
 
“My wife Annie and I have met and spoken with Beto and we share his concern for the direction things are headed,” Nelson said. “Beto embodies what is special about Texas, an energy and an integrity that is completely genuine.”
O’Rourke is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Ted Cruz, and has already visited all 254 counties of the state. The El Paso Congressman’s campaign has sworn off all PAC money and is being run in a grassroots fashion that includes town halls across Texas where O’Rourke can take questions from those he wants to serve and represent.
 
“Amy and I have had the amazing opportunity to talk with Willie and Annie about the kind of future we want for our state when everything we care about is on the line,” said O’Rourke. “We are grateful to have Willie’s support as we continue running this race the right way: no PACs, no corporations, no special interests — just the people of Texas coming together to do something absolutely incredible.”
 
O’Rourke recently appeared as a guest at Willie’s July 4th Picnic, where he joined the band onstage to play guitar and sing during the final medley of songs. A recap of their set has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.
 
The September 29 concert will be held on the shores of the Colorado River with a backdrop of downtown Austin. Registration for the event is www.betofortexas.com/beto-willie.

Willie Nelson will headline concert and rally to support Beto O’Rourke on Sept. 29, 2018 in Austin

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

photo:  Gary Miller

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Legendary musician and Texan Willie Nelson will be headlining a concert and rally supporting Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke.

This will be the country singer’s first “public” concert held in support of a political candidate, a spokesperson for Nelson said. O’Rourke will be in attendance and speak at the concert.

“My Wife Annie and I have met and spoken with Beto, and we share his concern for the direction things are headed,” said Nelson.

“Beto embodies what is special about Texas, an energy and an integrity that is completely genuine.”

O’Rourke previously appeared with Nelson as a guest at the singer’s 2018 July 4th Picnic.

The concert will be held from 8-11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Auditorium Shores on Lady Bird Lake. In addition to Nelson, featured performers include Leon Bridges, Carrie Rodriguez, Tameca Jones and Joe Ely.

The rally will be open to the public. Anyone interested in attending needs to register at betofortexas.com.

Bid on chance to win Willie Nelson Media Photo Pit Access and VIP Tickets to Sold-Out Farm Aid 2018 (Auction ends July 31)

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Willie Nelson Media Photo Pit Access and VIP Tickets to Sold-Out Farm Aid 2018: In Hartford, Connecticut (1)

 

Get an extraordinary Farm Aid 2018 experience from the media photo pit with the American icon at this annual music festival organized to support America’s family farms.

Current Bid: US$1,500

Ends Jul 31st, 2018 at 2:00pm PT Add to Calendar

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The Experience

Farm Aid 2018 offers a day of extraordinary music by Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, along with Chris Stapleton, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Particle Kid, and more on September 22 at XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, CT!  Farm Aid 2018 is an all-day festival of HOMEGROWN Food from family farmers and a HOMEGROWN Village of hands-on activities that celebrate the culture of agriculture.

IfOnly is giving you access to this sold-out event & inviting you to enjoy Willie Nelson’s set with an exclusive, close up experience from the photo pit, an area usually reserved for media and photographers. While the up-close view of one of music’s most charismatic performers might be considered worth the price of entry alone, this package offers so much more, including seats in the first 12 rows for the entire festival day and entrance to a VIP lounge with HOMEGROWN catering and access to private restrooms. This music experience with Willie and his friends benefits Farm Aid, an organization dedicated to keeping family farmers on the land.

Bid on Willie Nelson autographed guitar; support St. Jude’s Hospital

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Bid on an autographed Willie Nelson guitar to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital here: https://bit.ly/2OcB9Yc

This day in Willie Nelson history: Willie Nelson and Family perform in support of Patch Adams Teaching Center (July 24, 2010)

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

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Thanks to Dee, from Virginia, for sharing pictures she took at last year’s show.

On July 24, 2010, Willie Nelson and family performed at the Charlottesville Pavilion to raise money for the construction of the Patch Adams Teaching Center.  The show helped raise funds for Patch Adams Gesundheit! Institute – a home-based free hospital.

Dr. Adams, who says he wants to put the “care” in healthcare,  was on hand and enjoying the show.

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For information about Patch Adams, all his good works, and information on Gesundheit! Institute, and how you can show your support: www.patchadams.org.

About Patch Adams & Gesundheit!

Patch Adams, MD, is a physician, performer, international speaker, social activist, and founder and director of the Gesundheit! Institute, Arlington, Va. The institute has provided free medical care to thousands of patients since it began in 1971. He has devoted 35 years to changing the U.S. Health care delivery system. An internationally known speaker on wellness, joy, humor, love, and health care and the healthcare system, Adams believes that love, laughter, joy, and creativity are an integral part of a context for the healing process.

The Gesundheit! Institute started a home-based free hospital. In 1980, Gesundheit! bought a 317-acre farm in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Adams plans to build a 40-bed rural community hospital on the property, based on his model for healthcare delivery–compassionate care provided free, integrating all the healing arts. Joyful service is a vital part of this model.

www.patchadams.org

Bid on Autographed Willie Nelson Guitar to Support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

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ACA’s new philanthropic initiative kicks off at the 2018 Convention & Expo with an online auction. Stop by ACA Central to see the guitar!

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ACA International and its members are working to make a positive impact on the communities we visit for accounts receivable management industry events.

As part of a new philanthropic initiative launching at the 2018 ACA International Convention and Expo ACA, in partnership with the Tennessee Collectors Association, is auctioning an autographed Willie Nelson guitar to support the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital of Nashville .

The guitar will be on display at ACA Central throughout the three-day Convention & Expo and the auction begins online July 23 with a starting bid of $500. The auction ends at noon Wednesday, July 25.

ACA looks forward to seeing members and industry professionals in Nashville. Read more on the kickoff to convention on our website and visit the event page for the agenda. See you in Nashville!

Follow ACA International on Twitter @ACAIntl and @acacollector, Facebook and request to join our LinkedIn group for news and event updates. ACA International members are welcome to submit news items for possible publication to comm@acainternational.org. Visit our publications page for news submission guidelines and subscriptions to ACA Daily, Collector magazine and Pulse. Advertising is available for companies wishing to promote their products or services. Be sure to visit the ACA Events Calendar on the Education and Training website to view our listing of upcoming CORE Curriculum and Hot Topic seminars featuring critical educational opportunities for your company.

 

Toby Keith’s Oklahoma Twister Concert Slideshow (July 6, 2013)

Friday, July 6th, 2018

On July 6, 2013, over 60,000 fans gathered to hear Toby Keith and his friends, and support the people devastated by at Tornado.

The concert was held at the University of Oklahoma’s Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., just outside Oklahoma City and not far from Moore, a town hit hard by tornado in May of 2013.  Along with Toby Keith, was Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Ronnie Dunn, Mel Tillis, John Anderson, Sammy Hagar, Krystal Keith, Kellie Coffey, and (via satellite) Carrie Underwood.

Related: Toby Keith Talks Oklahoma Tornado Relief Concert

Despite the heat, remained energetic throughout, both for the artists and the cause. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund.

Celebration of Live for Candi and Benefit for Krista and Esther with Paula Nelson, Dallas Wayne, Carolyn Wonderland and more (July 29, 2018) (Saxon Pub, Austin)

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

I want to invite everyone to the benefit concert that Paula Nelson has put together for Krista and I. I am so grateful to all my Amazing and Talented friends that will be performing to fill our souls with good vibes. All the details are on the poster designed by C P Vaughn. Please share and see you there

Also, for those that are not able to make it and you’re asking where you can donate something, here is the link.

https://www.gofundme.com/5c63qw8

Thank you so much.

Esther Jimenez