AUSTIN, TX (CelebrityAccess) — Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, and Leon Bridges are among the artists who've signed on to participate in Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief.
Set for Sept 22nd at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, the benefit concert will be broadcast without commercials on 11 TEGNA stations and stream internationally on YouTube.com/TexasStrong from 9-10 p.m. CT. The concert will feature 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 also include appearances by celebrities such as Matthew McConaughey, Dan Rather, Renée Zellweger, Luke Wilson, Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo, and many more.
Charlie Sexton has signed on as the music director for the benefit and Asleep at the Wheel will handle the house band duties.
Proceeds will benefit Rebuild Texas Fund which was created by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in collaboration with the OneStar Foundation. The four focus areas of the fund include: health and housing; schools and child care; workforce and transportation; and capital for small businesses.
“We got lucky when Hurricane Harvey avoided Austin, but though it missed us, it hit our neighbors hard. Every time I’ve asked you to help our neighbors you’ve risen to the challenge,” said Austin Mayor Steve Adler. “Now we have an opportunity to do good by being our best, and that means putting on a show and having a good time. Let’s show the world what it means to be the Live Music Capital of the World in the greatest state in the Union. I’ll be there and hope to see you, too.”