Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor join Texas Strong concert for Harvey relief (9/22/2017)


AUSTIN, TEXAS – Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Bridges and others will come together on Friday, September 22 for the largest live benefit concert in Texas.

Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief will take place at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.
Performers include:

Willie Nelson
Paul Simon
James Taylor
Bonnie Raitt
Leon Bridges
Lyle Lovett
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
Ryan Bingham

The evening will include special appearances by Matthew McConaughy, Dan Rather, Renée Zellweger, Luke Wilson, Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo and many more. Charlie Sexton will serve as Music Director, with Asleep at the Wheel sitting in as the houseband.

Tickets go on sale today at 3:00 p.m. CT at www.rebuildtx.org, with prices ranging from $30-$199.

Eleven Texas stations will exclusively broadcast a one hour, commercial free special, “Texas Strong: Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas,” from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. CT. The concert will also live stream internationally during the broadcast hour on YouTube.com/TexasStrong.

Google will match the first $500,000 of donations through a pledge challenge. Volunteers from Google’s Austin office and our station employees will staff the phone banks at select station locations across the state.

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