“A Night for Austin” Benefit Concert to Feature Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Vince Gill, Bonnie Raitt & More

“A Night for Austin” Benefit Concert to Feature Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Vince Gill, Bonnie Raitt & More

Where there’s a Willie, there’s a way.

Willie Nelson and wife Annie Nelson are teaming with Paul Simon and Edie Brickell to organize A Night for Austin, a fundraising event on June 10 at 8 p.m. CT to benefit the Austin Community Foundation.

The two-hour, commercial-free, telethon-style fundraiser will benefit the Austin Community Foundation in Austin, Texas, which, like much of the country, has suffered from the COVID-19 closures. Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World for his plethora of live shows on any given night.

The fundraiser will feature performances from Paul Simon, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Vince Gill, Bonnie Raitt, Ryan Bingham, and more, with appearances by Ethan Hawke, Renée Zellweger, Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson and more.

All proceeds will be managed by the Austin Community Foundation to be distributed directly to MusiCares Austin, HAMM, Central Texas Food Bank, Six Square, Southern Smoke Foundation, Red River Cultural District, and People Fund.

The event will be live-streamed at 8 p.m. CT on anightforaustin.com and on Twitch TV, as well as televised on CBS Austin.

Full Lineup: Paul Simon, Edie Brickell, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, John Hiatt, Jerry Douglas, Bonnie Raitt and Boz Scaggs, Ryan Bingham, Black Pumas, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, Augie Meyers with Los Texmaniacs, Flaco Jiménez with Los Texmaniacs, Patty Griffin, Alejandro Escovedo, Willie Nelson, Lukus Nelson, Gary Clark Jr., Britt Daniel (Spoon), Jimmie Vaughan and The Tilt-a-Whirl Band, David Ramirez, Charlie Sexton with Doyle Bramhall II, Terry Allen, Norah Jones, James Taylor, Ethan Hawke, Renée Zellweger, Woody Harrelson, and Owen Wilson.

photo by AFF-USA.com

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs