Big Stars Including Willie Nelson And Paul Simon Join ‘A Night For Austin’

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  • Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion is hosting a new charity event for the city of Austin. 
  • For instance, the event is called ‘A Night for Austin’ and will raise money for those affected by recent events.
  • It will air on CBS Austin and the website Twitch on June 10, 2020, at 8 p.m. 

 

There is another virtual event in the works. It is called “A Night for Austin,” and will air on June 10, 2020, at 8 p.m. Many big artists and celebrities are coming together to raise money for those affected by recent events. In addition, they hope to help Austin businesses through this difficult time.

According to the event’s website, “Paul Simon, Edie Brickell, Willie, and Annie Nelson, and their teams have joined forces with Luck Reunion for a virtual event in support and celebration of the ‘live music capital’ of the world. A NIGHT FOR AUSTIN will feature appearances by a star-studded roster of performers who are rallying around Austin’s vital businesses to raise funds for Austin Community Foundation.”

Big artists and stars come together for another virtual event to raise money called ‘A Night for Austin’

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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 @paulsimonofficial @ediebrickellofficial and @willienelsonofficial 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 @atxcommunityfdn and the fund’s beneficiaries @musicares, @redriverculturaldistrict, @sixsquareatx, @HAAM, @ctxfoodbank, @southernsmoketx, and @peoplefund 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.

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In addition, it states that fans should “tune in for a glimpse at the faces and places that have kept this beloved city alive. The broadcast will showcase at-home performances from Paul Simon and some of his closest friends. It will highlight many of the iconic venues that have contributed to Austin’s status as a renowned cultural hub.”

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Willie Nelson / Laura Farr/AdMedia

The lineup is: “Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Gary Clark Jr., Bonnie Raitt with Boz Scaggs, James Taylor, Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, Black Pumas, Norah Jones, Vince Gill, Patty Griffin, Lukas Nelson. See a full lineup on the website. There will be guest appearances by Ethan Hawke, Owen Wilson, Renee Zellweger, and Woody Harrelson.”

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Paul Simon / RICK MACKLER/RANGEFINDER/GLOBE PHOTOS, INC. PAUL SIMON

The website also states that “100% of the proceeds from the program will go toward the Austin Community Foundation. It will also help the fund’s beneficiaries MusiCares, Red River Cultural District, Six Square, Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, Central Texas Food Bank, Southern Smoke, and People Fund.” Fans are also encouraged to donate on the website and donations will be matched by BMI Austin and Universal Music Publishing.

Which artist are you most looking forward to seeing? In conclusion, watch a previous performance featuring Woody Harrelson and Paul Simon below:

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