Archive for the ‘Good causes’ Category

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real at “Band Together” concert benefiting fire relief (Dec 14, 2017)

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

 Corey McCormick:  “Absolutely stoked to announce that we are hosting the next #BandTogetherBayArea benefit concert to support #NorthBayFireRelief. I know I’m supposed to be off but this is a close to home gig and it means a lot for me to be a part of it!!
Mark your calendar for a night with us and Red Hot Chili Peppers on 12/14. Tickets on sale Friday, 12/1 at 10am PT:

“Texas Strong: Harvey Can’t Mess with Texas benefit concert on September 22, 2017

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Texas Strong: Harvey Can’t Mess with Texas is a benefit concert on September 22nd at the University of Texas-Austin’s Erwin Center. The special event features

Willie Nelson
Paul Simon
James Taylor
Bonnie Ratt
Leon Bridges
Lyle Lovett
And More ….

With Special Appearances from
Matthew McConaughey
Renee Zellweger
Luke Wilson
And more …

Event proceeds benefit Rebuild Texas, the fund established by Governor Abbott in partnership with Michael and Susan Dell.

How to Donate:

Text: “Rebuild TX” to 91999

Willie Nelson sings for farmers in Vermont

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Rodney Latstetter? @proviewsusa

“Bernie Sanders with Willie Nelson in Essex Jct., Vt at a concert to benefit Vermont farmers. 1990’s

Free Leonard Peltier

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Tickets went on sale on the 17th of Aug – if you’re supportive but can’t attend, please, go to the BOK Center website and buy a ticket – raising funds for Leonard’s defense is our sole purpose! Everything helps!

This day in Willie Nelson history: Lance Armstrong LiveStrong fundraiser, Austin, TX (10/24/2008)

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

On October 24, 2008, Willie Nelson performed at Lance Armstrong fundraiser in Austin.  Photos thanks to:

Brian Dowd, cancer survivor, was at the event, and posted at his blog

“After the guest speakers we then made our way out side to sit on bails of hay and listen to country music legend Willie Nelson.  All I can say is WOW!    Willie blew everyone away and I think converted a few people who were not into country music.

After Willie finished his set Lance came on stage to thank Willie and his band for performing and there was a funny moment. Lance said he could not go on Willie’s bus b/c he has a new job (i.e. back to cycling) which made everyone laugh.”

Bid on “Willie Nelson Special Edition” 2018 Honda Ridgeline, and help support Hurricane Harvey Relief

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

To place your Bid Please Call 512-443-4300 and ask for T.J or Cliff

Please 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 Nelson.

With your generous bid, all proceeds will benefit Harvey recovery efforts and a Family Farm disaster fund. Don’t miss out on this exclusive Special Edition created just for United Way.

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
• Proceeds benefit United Way Recovery and Family Farm Disaster Fund
• Custom Art by Martin Bros. Customs
• Custom Willie Nelson Hood Art
• Dual Action Tailgate and In-Bed Trunk
• Truck-Bed Audio System
• Bluetooth HandsFreeLink
• $41,620+ MSRP, with a Priceless Value

To place your Bid Please Call 512-443-4300 and ask for T.J or Cliff

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

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017


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

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

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 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, 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

• 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 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 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 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 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 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




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
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 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

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

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, was created in partnership with our charity partners United Waygreatergiving and  projectswithpurpose.

The 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 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‘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 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