“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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Thomas Rhett Will Never Take Touring for Granted

Thomas Rhett Will Never Take Touring for Granted

Thomas Rhett is ready to hit the road and Bring The Bar To You in 2022!

Starting in June, Thomas will kick-off his Bring The Bar To You tour with back to back shows in Gilford, New Hampshire with openers Parker McCollum and Conner Smith.

After going through the last two years, Thomas says, “I’ll never take for granted being able to come see y’all and I’m so fired up to play some of these new ones that were made with these nights in mind. I have a feeling things are going to get loud – I’m counting down the days already!”

Photo Courtesy of Thomas Rhett