After Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, musicians from all different kinds of genres have partnered up to help those affected by the natural disasters. A telethon called Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief will take place on Friday, September 22 at the Frank Erwin Center from 7pm-11pm, and broadcast on 11 TEGNA stations and stream internationally on YouTube.
The benefit in Texas will feature exclusive performances from Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Ryan Bingham, Ha*Ash, and multiple special guests. The evening will include special appearances by Matthew McConaughey, Dan Rather, Renée Zellweger, Luke Wilson, Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo, and many more.
Tickets for the four-hour live concert will go on sale today at 3:00pm CT at www.RebuildTX.org, with prices ranging from $30-$199. Proceeds will benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund which was created by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation with the OneStar Foundation. The four focus areas of the benefit are health, housing, schools, child care, workforce and transportation; as well as capital for small businesses.
“We are proud to stand with Texas and present ‘Texas Strong’ across our stations,” said Dave Lougee, President and CEO of TEGNA. “The outpouring of support from the local community and communities across the nation is a testament to the spirit, grit and determination of the people of Texas. We are proud to work alongside our partners to help bring aid and healing to those impacted by Harvey.”