Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt Set For ‘A Night For Austin’ Benefit Concert

Willie Nelson. Photo: Pamela Springsteen

Willie Nelson and wife Annie Nelson will welcome James Taylor, Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, and more as part of A Night For Austin, a benefit concert to aid those in Austin, Texas, who have been affected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The two-hour event, which premieres June 10 at 8 p.m. CT, will be televised locally on CBS Austin (KEYE) and available for viewing via livestream.

The concert event is produced by Luck Productions. Viewers can also make donations virtually, with all proceeds benefiting the Austin Community Foundation’s Fund, which will help MusiCares Austin, People Fund, Central Texas Food Bank, Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, and other charities.

“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,” said Matt Bizer, co-founder of Luck Productions. “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.”

Also appearing are Edie Brickell, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, John Hiatt, Jerry Douglas, 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, Lukas 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, Ethan Hawke, Renée Zellweger, Woody Harrelson, and Owen Wilson.

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