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This day in Willie Nelson history: Bridge School 30th Anniversary Concert (Oct. 16, 2017)

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

bridgefest

www.BridgeSchool.com

Organized by musicians Neil Young and Pegi Young, the Bridge School Benefit Concert is an annual, all acoustic, non-profit charity event held every October at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. All proceeds directly benefit the operations of The Bridge School.

Our Mission

The Bridge School is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that individuals with severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their communities through the use of augmentative & alternative means of communication (AAC) and assistive technology (AT) applications and through the development, implementation and dissemination of innovative life-long educational strategies. The Bridge School is an internationally recognized leader in the education of children who use augmentative and alternative communication and has developed unique programs and trained highly skilled professionals in the use of state of the art assistive technology.

The first concert was held October 13, 1986.  This 30th anniversary concert last year, was their final.

Artists sing in support of Leonard Peltier – “In the Spirit of Crazy Horse” (Nov. 6, 2017) in Tulsa

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

November 6, 2017
BOK Center
200 S Denver Ave
Call (918) 894-4200

25 CMA Awards.
23 ACM Awards.
26 Grammy Nominations.

One night. One stage. One show.

Join us for a legendary night of music you’ll never forget as we welcome Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, Arlo Guthrie, Rita Coolidge, Shooter Jennings, Joe Ely, Jessi Colter, The Doors’ John Densmore and more… including special appearances by Peter Coyote, Folk Uke, and others.

Tickets are available in person at the Arby’s Box Office at the BOK Center (200 South Denver in Tulsa), over the phone at 866-7-BOKCTR, or safely and securely online at www.bokcenter.com.

All proceeds benefit the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee. For more information, visit us online at www.doksha.com

Cowboys for Indians and Justice for Leonard Peltier

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Support Texas and Louisiana Farmers: Bid on Willie Nelson Special Edition 2018 Honda #Floorauction #CentralTexasHondaDealers, #WilliesTruck,

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Austin, Texas– IHeart Radio and CBS Austin/Telemundo Austin invite you to bid on a one of a kind “Willie Nelson Special Edition” 2018 Honda Ridgeline that is being auctioned for Hurricane Harvey relief. The Honda features custom art by Martin Bros Customs, exclusive Willie Nelson hood art and the inside cab has been signed by Willie. United Way in partnership with FloodAuction.org remind bidding closes on October 9th at Midnight. Willie Nelson is One-of-a-Kind and so is this Honda.

With your generous bid, proceeds will benefit Harvey recovery efforts and a Family Farm disaster fund. Don’t miss out on this exclusive Special Edition created just for Floodauction.org, Bidding has begun with minimum bids met. If you are a Willie Nelson fan and want to own a part of history while helping those impacted by Hurricane Harvey flooding, this is your chance.

Auction Details

• “Willie Nelson Special Edition” 2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E

• Bid online at FloodAuction.org

• Proceeds benefit United Way Recovery and Family Farm Disaster Fund

• Bidding closes on October 9th at Midnight

• Custom Art by Martin Bros. Customs

• Custom Willie Nelson Hood Art

• Dual Action Tailgate and In-Bed Trunk

• Truck-Bed Audio System

• Bluetooth HandsFreeLink

• $41,000+ MSRP, with a Priceless Value

United Way and Floodauction.org wish to thank all our sponsors and donors especially The Central Texas Honda Dealers that are made up of Howdy Honda, First Texas Honda, Round Rock Honda, Honda San Marcos, Greg May Honda, Cleo Bay Honda, and Allen Honda.

#CentralTexasHondaDealers, #WilliesTruck, #FloodAuction, #WillieNelsonForPresident, #OneWillieFan

Texas Strong

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Bid on rare Willie Nelson Honda, and other items, and help out familes in need following hurricane

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
Please check out www.floodauction.org in partnership with United Way; lend a helping hand to make an impact for those in need after the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.

The FloodAuction.org bid list includes generous, unique donations from Texas, Louisiana and beyond, including a 2018 Honda Ridgeline styled as the “Willie Edition.”  

Specially created by the Central Texas Honda Dealers, proceeds from the bids on the Willie Nelson-edition truck are being donated to Family Farm Disaster.

For your chance to win the 2018 Honda Ridgeline “Willie Edition” while taking part in a great cause, visit floodauction.org. A $1, $5 or $10 donation is requested (and appreciated) upon registration to bid. The auction is now live and ends October 9th. And be sure to check out Floodauction.org on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more information and updates.

Bid on These and a whole lot more:

For the Country Music enthusiast, bid on a complete DVD set of classic Country Artists of The Opry, filmed on 35 mm film in the 1950s.

 

Hit a home run by bidding on Texas Ranger Tickets.

Or if you are in or going to Austin – Hop aboard your own bus at Ninja Bus Tours and tour the great State of Texas Capital in style. Speaking of style stop by Adorn Salon for a complete make over.

See all the cool items and generous donations made at www.floodauction.com

 

 

 

Help Willie Nelson Help Texas with hurricane relief

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Willie Nelson and Friends raise funds for Texans hurt by Hurricane Harvey

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Willie & Leon

www.music.blog.austin360.com
by:  Peter Blackstock

At the start and end, Friday’s “Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas” concert for hurricane relief at the Erwin Center was much like all great Willie Nelson shows. It began, as Willie always does, with “Whiskey River,” before closing with an “I’ll Fly Away”/”Will the Circle Be Unbroken” finale. In between, though, Austin got to see a concert the likes of which has never been thrown here.

READ MORE: Nine great moments at Harvey benefit, and one that got away

There was Willie singing “Funny How Times Slips Away” with Leon Bridges, and “Texas Flood” with Bonnie Raitt and Jimmie Vaughan. Then Bonnie sang with James Taylor. Then Taylor fronted Asleep at the Wheel. Then Asleep at the Wheel backed Paul Simon and Edie Brickell singing “Waltz Across Texas.” Then the Dixie Chicks’ Martie Maguire and gospel sensation Ruthie Foster joined Raitt for “Angel From Montgomery.” And on and on and on. It was that kind of night, for more than four hours.

All of the musical magic that happened was for the benefit of Rebuild Texas, a hurricane relief effort created by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in collaboration with the OneStar Foundation. According to the RebuildTX.org website, the fund “will support community partners in four focus areas — health and housing; schools and child care; workforce and transportation; and capital for rebuilding small businesses.”

Celebrities including Matthew McConaughey, Renee Zellweger, Luke Wilson, Vince Young, Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker, as well as officials such as Austin mayor Steve Adler and Houston police chief Art Acevedo, appeared between performers to beat the drum for the Rebuild Texas cause. Show host Andy Langer announced that even before a telethon-style hour of the concert aired on TV and YouTube at 9 p.m., the event already had raised $1.6 million for the fund.

Read rest of article here. 

by:  Charles Reagan Hackleman

 

 

 

 

Support South Texas and Louisiania families and farmers with FloodAuction.com

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

www.FloodAuction.com

South Texas and Louisiana families and especially family farmers face new challenges in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. To address this special set of issues, FloodAuction.org was created in partnership with our charity partners United Waygreatergiving and  projectswithpurpose.

The FloodAuction.org bid list includes generous and unique donations from Texas, Louisiana and beyond.

The Central Texas Honda Dealers created a 2018 Honda Ridgeline one of a kind collectors model , styled as the “Willie Nelson Edition” with proceeds designated for a family farm disaster fund.

And speaking of Willie editions, Martin Guitars, maker of Willie’s beloved ‘Trigger,’ has items no doubt destined to be one of your prized possessions as well.

Looking for a good time? Live Nation has created and donated Platinum Ticket Experiences for upcoming Dallas concerts. The impressive lineup of packages on which to bid includes Lady Gaga, Marc Anthony, Shania Twain, Harry Styles, Jay Z and Shakira. Throw in Toad-The Wet Sprocket, Chris Stapleton and a Starplex VIP experience (for any 2018 season show) and FloodAuction.org offers can’t miss entertainment opportunities.

But wait, there’s more!

Want to get away? Maybe shoot for the stars? Then the Uniphi Space Agency out-of-this-world astronaut encounter is just what you’re looking for, Skype with an astronaut of your choice. Looking for a more terrestrial flight? The Alaska Air Group have made available two roundtrip tickets anywhere that Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, SkyWest or Horizon Air services.

Cue the band, raise the lights, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert has donated The Waffle House Prop used on air along with tickets to his New York-based show. Johnny Knoxville is helping the cause by creating an on-camera extra role in his next movie.

And how about those hard to get Hamilton Broadway tickets? We have two.

Texas faves are rising to the occasion. Cavender’s, always a friend to family farmers is coming through once again. Two more Texas favorites you’ll love to see Texas Ranger home game tickets and Texas Roadhouse dining. President Bill Clinton has even shown the love.

Speaking of love, don’t miss bidding on Match.com‘s package to set up for your next date with your perfect match as well as access to their exclusive dating coach and one years membership.

Indeed love is all around and we hope you’ll show yours to help United Way assist those impacted Hurricane Harvey victims some of yours by checking out FloodAuction.org. A $1, $5 or $10 donation is requested (and appreciated). Bidding starts September 22nd at 5 PM and ends October 9th at Midnight. Thank you for your support and LIV

Willie Nelson & friends help raise funds in Austin for Texas Strong: Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

www.RollingStone.com
by:  Daniel Kreps

Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and more took the stage Friday night at Austin’s Erwin Center for the Texas Strong: Harvey Can’t Mess with Texas benefit concert, hosted by Matthew McConaughey.

Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and more took the stage Friday night at Austin’s Erwin Center for the Texas Strong: Harvey Can’t Mess with Texas benefit concert, hosted by Matthew McConaughey.

The 1983 blues song’s lyrics eerily forecasted Hurricane Harvey’s devastating aftermath on the Houston are. “There’s floodin’ down in Texas / All of the telephone lines are down,” Nelson and Raitt sang. “Flood water keep a-rollin’ / Man it’s about to drive poor me insane.”

The Texas Strong concert promised “exclusive performances and rare collaborations,” and the event delivered all night: Nelson also teamed with soul singer Leon Bridges to perform the country legend’s oft-covered classic “Funny How Time Slips Away.”

The hourlong stream also featured James Taylor performing his “Country Road,”with Raitt also joining the singer for “You Can Close Your Eyes,” as well as performances by Lyle Lovett and sister duo Ha*Ash.

The concert concluded with Nelson leading an all-star rendition of “On the Road Again.” All proceeds from the Texas Strong concert benefitted Rebuild Texas.

Bid on Willie Nelson edition Honda, and more; help families in Louisiana and Texas effected by Hurricane Harvey

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

www.FloodAuction.org

Review all the items up for auction here.  

Willie Nelson has joined dozens of other musicians, artists, athletes, political leaders, companies and organizations from across the country to offer support to families in South Texas and Louisiana who were effected by the recent Hurricane Harvey.   FloodAuction.org was created in partnership with the help from UnitedWay , GreaterGiving and ProjectsWithPurpose, and in conducting an on-line auction to raise money for those displaced and effected by the storm.  The FloodAuction.org bid list includes generous and unique donations from Texas, Louisiana and beyond.

Willie Nelson has lent his name to this one-of-a-kind 2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E, styled as the “Willie Nelson Edition” for the auction.  It was created by the Central Texas Honda Dealers.  Proceeds from funds raised by the auction are designated for a Family Farm Disaster Fund.

 

The custom made one of a kind Ridgeline was donated by the Texas Honda dealers and proudly dubbed “Willie Nelson Edition” to show Texas pride and a heart as big as Texas to help bring aid to those impacted by Harvey.

•Dual Action Tailgate and In-Bed Trunk
•Truck-Bed Audio System
•Remote Engine Start
•Voice Commands for Navigation
•Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Phone Pairing
•540-watt premium audio system with 8 speakers, including subwoofer
•Honda SensingTM suite of safety and driver-assistive features
•Blind spot information system (BSI) with cross traffic monitor
•Front and rear parking sensors

MSRP $41,620.00

Willie Nelson personally autographed the inside, and his classic signature is painted on the outside of the car.

How cool would it be to drive a car with Willie Nelson’s personal autograph on the dashboard?

 

You could be driving this.

Also, many rare, impossible to find Willie Nelson posters, books and concert tickets.

  and more

Also, Tickets to Hamilton, Virgin Airline tickets,  concert tickets, Skype with an astraunaut, baseball tickets, hand made boots, dining pictures and a books signed by a United States President — these are just some of the unique, unique items up for auction.

Check out FloodAuction.org to see all the items up for sale.  Auction Starts September 22nd at 6PM and ends October 9th at midnight.  

 
 And remember, you could be driving this.

 

Willie Nelson Family and Friends support Hurricane Harvey Relief in Texas tonight in Austin

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

“Tonight, my Dad and a bunch of other fantastic musicians will perform at “Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas”, a concert & live telethon to benefit the victims Of Hurrican Harvey. Texans will be able to view the televised telethon portion of the concert on Friday, September 22 from 7 pm to 8 pm CST on TEGNA affiliate stations. Besides Austin’s KVUE, other TEGNA stations set to air the concert are WFAA in Dallas, KHOU in Houston, KENS in San Antonio, KBMT in Beaumont, KCEN in Waco-Temple-Bryan, KAGS in College Station, KIII in Corpus Christi, KIDY in San Angelo, KXVA in Abilene and KYTX in Tyler. The telecast will air without commercials.

In addition, an hour of the event will stream internationally on https://www.youtube.com/KHOU11 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time. Google will match $500,000 in telethon donations, with volunteers from Google’s Austin office and employees of TEGNA working the telethon phone banks. Donations also will be accepted at the RebuildTX.org website.

All funds will be directed to the RebuildTX.org fund. Proceeds will benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund, created by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in collaboration with the OneStar Foundation. According to the Rebuild Texas website, the fund “will support community partners in four focus areas — health and housing; schools and child care; workforce and transportation; and capital for rebuilding small businesses.” The concert is part of the Dell Foundation’s effort to raise $100 million toward hurricane recovery efforts.

Please watch and donate what you can! #TexasStrong

Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit and Broadcast for Hurricane Harvey Relief in Austin with Willie Nelson and friends

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

https://music.mxdwn.com
by:  Michael Pincumbe

After Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, musicians from all different kinds of genres have partnered up to help those affected by the natural disasters. A telethon called Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief will take place on Friday, September 22 at the Frank Erwin Center from 7pm-11pm, and broadcast on 11 TEGNA stations and stream internationally on YouTube.

The benefit in Texas will feature exclusive performances from Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Ryan Bingham, Ha*Ash, and multiple special guests. The evening will include special appearances by Matthew McConaughey, Dan Rather, Renée Zellweger, Luke Wilson, Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo, and many more.

Tickets for the four-hour live concert are sold out, but you can still donate and help out at www.RebuildTX.org.  Proceeds will benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund which was created by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation with the OneStar Foundation. The four focus areas of the benefit are health, housing, schools, child care, workforce and transportation; as well as capital for small businesses.

“We are proud to stand with Texas and present ‘Texas Strong’ across our stations,” said Dave Lougee, President and CEO of TEGNA. “The outpouring of support from the local community and communities across the nation is a testament to the spirit, grit and determination of the people of Texas. We are proud to work alongside our partners to help bring aid and healing to those impacted by Harvey.”

 

 

Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Bridges peform at Erwin Center all-star Harvey benefit (9/22/2017)

Friday, September 15th, 2017

www.Mystatesman.com
by:  Peter Blackstock

Highlights

The Sept. 22 show also features Bonnie Raitt, Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians and more.

Proceeds benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund, a major Dells’ foundation initiative tackling Hurricane Harvey relief.

Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett, and Edie Brickell & New Bohemians will head up “Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief,” an all-star event and telethon set for Sept. 22 at the Erwin Center.

Tickets to the concert, which runs from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and will air live on TEGNA stations (including Austin’s KVUE-TV), went on sale at 3 p.m. Wednesday via RebuildTX.org for $30 to $199. As of late Wednesday afternoon, “a very limited number of tickets” remained available, according to an event representative.

Billed as “the largest live concert benefit in Texas” for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, the event follows Tuesday night’s “Hand in Hand” national telethon that included a show with George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and others at San Antonio’s Majestic Theatre.

Others scheduled to appear at the Erwin Center show include Matthew McConaughey, Dan Rather, Renée Zellweger, Luke Wilson, Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo. Additional musical performers include Ryan Bingham, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and Mexican pop duo Ha*Ash.

The concert will feature “exclusive performances and rare collaborations,” according to a press release announcing the event. Asleep at the Wheel will be the house band, and Charlie Sexton will serve as music director.

Proceeds will benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund, created by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in collaboration with the OneStar Foundation. According to the Rebuild Texas website, the fund “will support community partners in four focus areas — health and housing; schools and child care; workforce and transportation; and capital for rebuilding small businesses.” The concert is part of the Dell family foundation’s effort to raise $100 million toward hurricane recovery efforts.

“This fund was created to help rebuild all of the communities, big and small, that have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey,” Houston native Michael Dell said in the event’s news release. “We will be rebuilding for years to come.” His wife, native Texan Susan Dell, added, “For us, this is personal.”

Besides Austin’s KVUE, other TEGNA stations set to air the concert are WFAA in Dallas, KHOU in Houston, KENS in San Antonio, KBMT in Beaumont, KCEN in Waco-Temple-Bryan, KAGS in College Station, KIII in Corpus Christi, KIDY in San Angelo, KXVA in Abilene and KYTX in Tyler. The telecast will air without commercials.

In addition, an hour of the event will stream internationally on YouTube.com/TexasStrong 9-10 p.m. Google will match $500,000 in telethon donations, with volunteers from Google’s Austin office and employees of TEGNA working the telethon phone banks. Donations also will be accepted at the RebuildTX.org website.

“The outpouring of support from the local community and communities across the nation is a testament to the spirit, grit and determination of the people of Texas,” TEGNA President and CEO Dave Lougee said.

The concert is the biggest fundraiser to be held at the Erwin Center since a 2011 benefit for victims of Bastrop wildfires that included performances by Nelson, Strait, the Dixie Chicks, Lovett and others.

Others who have donated “efforts and services” to the event, according to the press release, include the Erwin Center, Springboard Productions, Solomon Group, Big House Sounds, Soundcheck Austin, Hotel Van Zandt, Sodexo, GSD&M, Andy Langer, the Texas Music Office and the city of Austin. TEGNA is producing the broadcast in partnership with Debra Davis Productions. Austin company C3 Presents is producing the live event and donating its services.

Media partners are KUT/KUTX, 93.3 KGSR, 103.5 BOB FM, 101X, 93.7 KLBJ, MIX 94.7, Majic 95.5, 95.9 R&B, 98.1 KVET, the American-Statesman and Austin360.com, the Austin Chronicle, and Do512.


Willie Nelson sets Hurricane Harvey benefit concert

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

 

www.cnn.com
by: 

One day after Hollywood banded together for hurricane relief, Willie Nelson has announced his own gathering of famous faces and voices to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey.

Nelson has announced he and several other artists will participate in “Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief,” set to take place on September 22 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.
The four-hour concert will feature performances from Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett, and more, according to a press release.  There will also be collaborations and appearances by Matthew McConaughey, Dan Rather, Renée Zellweger, Luke Wilson, Austin Mayor Steve Adler, and Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo
The concert is expected to live stream on YouTube, as well as air on 11 TENGA-owned Texas broadcast stations.  Google has said it will match the first $500,000 of donations through a pledge challenge, a release said.
Money raised by the event will benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund, which was created by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in collaboration with the OneStar Foundation. Michael and Susan Dell are Texas natives.
The fund aims to aid in recovery with four areas of focus — health and housing; schools and child care; workforce and transportation; and capital for small businesses, according to a release.  “For us, this is personal,” Susan Dell said in a statement.