Willie Nelson and Paul Simon have announced A Night For Austin, a live stream benefit concert. The evening will see Nelson and his wife Annie, along with Simon and Edie Brickell, raise money for COVID-19 relief for the Texas capital, alongside a host of fellow musicians.
A Night For Austin will also see performances by James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and Boz Scaggs, Jerry Douglas, Norah Jones, Black Pumas, Gary Clark Jr., Britt Daniel, Lukas Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Charlie Sexton with Doyle Bramhall II, and more. The event, slated for June 10th at 9 p.m. ET, will feature additional appearances from Ethan Hawke, Renée Zellweger, Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, among others.
The live stream benefit, produced by Nelson’s Luck Productions, will raise money for Austin Community Foundation’s fund, HAMM (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians), Southern Smoke Foundation, People Fund, Central Texas Food Bank, Six Square, and Red River Cultural District via a virtual tip jar. Luck Productions co-founder Matt Bizer said of A Night for Austin,
We were incredibly honored and excited that Paul Simon and his team tapped Luck to produce this event and to benefit our own community of Austin. It means a lot for us to be able to support this community that has always inspired and provided for us and we are excited to be doing it alongside an amazing group of talented individuals, organizations, artists who themselves represent the unique fabric and soul that makes Austin our home.
Head to the A Night For Austin website on Wednesday, June 10th at 9 p.m. ET to tune in.
[H/T Rolling Stone]