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Texas Strong Harvey Relief Concert Will Feature Willie Nelson, Paul Simon

Texas Strong Harvey Relief Concert Will Feature Willie Nelson, Paul Simon”

Now arrives announcement of a mega benefit headlined by Willie Nelson and Paul Simon.

Tickets for the four-hour event, which will take place at Austin's Frank Erwin Center, go on sale Wednesday at 3 p.m. CT at RebuildTX.org .

Other participants include Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Ryan Bingham, Ha*Ash.

Dubbed the Harvey Can't Mess With Texas Benefit Concert, the show is set for September 22 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.

Austin's Charlie Sexton serves as musical director with backing by Asleep at the Wheel.

In addition, Texans Matthew McConaughey, Renee Zellweger, Luke Wilson and Dan Rather will make special appearances.

"We got lucky when Hurricane Harvey avoided Austin, but though it missed us, it hit our neighbors hard".

Their performances will be broadcast live at 7PM on 11 TV stations around the state, and each station will have phone banks set up to take donations. An hour of the benefit will also stream everywhere on YouTube.com/TexasStrong from 9-10PM CT, the Austin American-Statesman reports. "Now we have an opportunity to do good by being our best, and that means putting on a show and having a good time". A concurrent pledge drive has Google matching the first half-million in donations. All the proceeds will benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund.

The announcement comes a day after a one-hour telethon broadcast on all United States networks to raise relief for victims of Harvey as well as Irma, which struck shortly afterward in the Caribbean and Florida.



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