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Rebuild Texas Benefit With Willie Nelson, Paul Simon
The stellar line-up for next week's RebuildTX.org "Harvey Can't Mess With Texas: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief" has won more than 50 GRAMMY Awards between them, headlined by Willie Nelson and Paul Simon. Other performers include Asleep At The Wheel, Lyle Lovett, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, and more. How's that for Big Texas?
Tickets are now on sale for this biggest-ever Texas live benefit to be held on Sept. 22 in Austin. Funds will go toward the Rebuild Texas Fund, set up by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.
"This fund was created to help rebuild all of the communities — big and small — that have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey," said Michael Dell. "We will be rebuilding for years to come."
"We have an opportunity to do good by being our best, and that means putting on a show and having a good time," said Austin Mayor Steve Adler. "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."
The benefit will be broadcast on Tegna's 11 local Texas stations and will livestream via YouTube. During the stream, Google has reportedly committed to matching the first $500,000 in donations.