Paul Simon, Willie Nelson, Spoon, Bonnie Raitt & more appearing on A Night for Austin benefit
Paul Simon, Edie Brickell, & Willie and Annie Nelson are hosting a livestream benefit for the Austin Community Foundation. A Night for Austin airs on Wednesday, June 10 at 9 PM EST (8 PM CST), with Paul Simon, Edie Brickell, Willie Nelson, Britt Daniel of Spoon, Alejandro Escovedo, Black Pumas, Bonnie Raitt with Boz Scaggs, Gary Clark Jr., James Taylor, Lukas Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Norah Jones, Patty Griffin, Terry Allen, Vince Gill and more set to perform. Ethan Hawke, Owen Wilson, Renée Zellweger and Woody Harrelson will also appear as special guests. See the full lineup so far on the poster below.
Organizers shared a message on Facebook:
The teams behind A Night For Austin stand firmly against all forms of racism and hate, and wish to emphasize their full acknowledgment and sincere heartbreak over the current upheaval in our country, and across the world. Cities and towns across our country have suffered devastating financial losses due to the global pandemic, Austin being one of many. With the events of the past week weighing heavy on our hearts, we feel compelled as a music community to continue to help and support those in need and bring people together in an effort to rebuild.
Several weeks ago we were brought together by Paul Simon, Edie Brickell, Willie and Annie Nelson to assemble an event focused on supporting Austin, Texas as a whole. A Night For Austin is a music benefit supporting the Austin Community Foundation fund which is focused on Austin’s businesses and individuals in need of necessary aid. 100% of the proceeds from the program will go toward Austin Community Foundation and the fund’s beneficiaries MusiCares, Red River Cultural District, Six Square, HAAM, Central Texas Food Bank, Southern Smoke, and People Fund.
Please join us in support of our beloved Austin on June 10 for a live streaming event honoring the people and places keeping the Live Music Capital alive by supporting artists who count. Now it’s our turn to help them. Donate at anightforaustin.com/donate or via our bio. See you there