Joe Walsh will welcome more than two dozen artists for his fourth annual VetsAid festival, set to be streamed online on Dec. 12 at vetsaid.veeps.com.
This year’s lineup will include Jason Isbell, Vince Gill, Tim McGraw, Amanda Shires, Blake Shelton, Jewel, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Ben Harper, Willie Nelson and the Boys, Billy Bob Thornton, Eddie Vedder and more.
“For the past three years we’ve held this glorious traveling circus in cities across the country with a day-long rock and roll festival and jobs fair to support our veterans and their families,” said Walsh.
“Typically, we fill up an arena, play for five hours, and raise a bunch of money – nearly $1.5 million to date – to help our veterans get the care and support they deserve. But because of COVID this year, we’re going virtual as so many things are,” Walsh continued. “Our veterans community already suffers from increased poverty rates, mental health issues, re-entry difficulties and personal crises in the best of times. During this pandemic they are especially vulnerable. I’m proud of this nationwide tradition we have built and I can’t think of a better way to remember and honor the men and women who have served our country this holiday season than by helping us raise funds to support their essential and basic needs. Join us online for a worldwide broadcast of unique musical performances of all kinds, never-before-seen VetsAid footage from years past and great stories from me and some of the greatest musicians in the world this Dec. 12.”
Walsh launched VetsAid on Sept. 20, 2017 with an inaugural concert at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia. VetsAid typically seeks to host the events in cities across the country with large veteran populations. Previous shows have included performances by musicians including James Taylor, Chris Stapleton, Don Henley, ZZ Top, Sheryl Crow, The Doobie Brothers, Zac Brown Band, Jason Isbell, Keith Urban, Haim, Gary Clark Jr. and Joe’s brother-in-law Ringo.
Tickets on-sale to the public Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 at 12 p.m. ET.
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