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22sep(sep 22)7:00 pm(sep 22)7:00 pmFeatured"Harvey Can't Mess With Texas" Benefit ConcertWillie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt to headline Texas storm benefit concertFrank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, Austin, TX 78701
An all-star lineup featuring Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt,
Dubbed the Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas Benefit Concert, the show is set for Sept. 22 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. Also featured are Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Leon Bridges, Edie Brickell and house band Asleep at the Wheel. Charlie Sexton, a longtime member of Bob Dylan‘s band, will serve as musical director.
Their performances will be broadcast live at 7PM on 11 TV stations around the state, and each station will have phone banks set up to take donations. An hour of the benefit will also stream everywhere on YouTube.com/TexasStrong from 9-10PM CT, the Austin American-Statesman reports. During the stream, Google will match donations up to $500,000, according to Rolling Stone.
Tickets range from $30 to $199, and go on sale at 3PM CT today at RebuildTX.org, with all proceeds going toward the Rebuild Texas Fund. This newly created nonprofit is sending 100 percent of the donations toward relief efforts. Administrative costs are being covered by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation and the OneStar Foundation.
“This fund was created to help rebuild all of the communities, big and small, that have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey,” Michael Dell said in a news release. “We will be rebuilding for years to come.” “For us, this is personal,” his wife Susan Dell added.
Please join Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, the Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco, The Fray, Bob Weir, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Guster, Ed Begley, Jr., James Cromwell, Graham Nash and other well-known and lesser-known but vital NIRS supporters and contribute financially and/or with your time.
Rock the Earth is a national nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to protecting and defending our natural resources through partnerships with the music industry and the worldwide environmental community to ensure a sustainable and healthy planet for all.
The mission of Farm Aid is to keep family farmers on their land. Family farmers are our only guarantee for fresh, local food. Our goal is to bring together family farmers and citizens to restore family farm-centered agriculture.
Family farmers ensure safe, healthful food, protect natural resources, and strengthen local economies.
REVERB is a non-profit organization and creates and executes comprehensive, custom programs to green the tour itself while engaging concertgoers to take action for the environment.
Bonnie's work with Green Highway served as a major source of guidance and inspiration in Reverb's early days.
We take a positive “work-with” approach and believe that being green is not all or nothing; many people doing some things will have more impact than a few people doing everything. All of us can be active participants in protecting the environment and creating real, large-scale, and measurable change.
The Guacamole Fund is a non-profit organization with a 501(c)(3) tax status. It assists environmental, social change, cultural and service organizations by facilitating, organizing and producing benefit concerts, rallies, special ticket sales, receptions and media campaigns.
These activities serve to publicize and raise consciousness about issues that are important and timely to the social change and environmental process, as well as raise funds.
We research organizations that are actively involved in these issues and bring this information to the attention of members of the entertainment community.
In August 2007, musicians Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and Graham Nash, along with longtime energy activists and colleagues, Harvey Wasserman and Tom Campbell, helped organize NukeFree.org as an on-going grassroots campaign and website working to defeat up to $50 billion in proposed loan guarantees for building new atomic reactors. Had these guarantees gone through, there would be virtually no chance of stopping the construction of dozens of new atomic reactors all over the United States.
Bonnie: "How unthinkable that, in a country of such bursting plenty, so many people are facing ongoing hunger and poverty.
If we are truly each other's keepers, let's support school lunches, food stamps, neighborhood garden projects, and so many other wonderful programs working to put an end to this cruel and needless blight once and for all."
"We can do it and I'm proud to help!"
This is a movement about change, as individuals, as a country, and as a global community.
Join the 1,463,682 supporters of the Stop Global Warming Virtual March, and become part of the movement to demand our leaders freeze and reduce carbon dioxide emissions now.
We are all contributors to global warming and we all need to be part of the solution.
Dream Foundation - Adopt a Dream.
The mission of Dream Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families during the end of life’s journey.Dream Foundation helps adults find peace and closure with the realization of a final wish.
Dream Foundation works with hundreds of volunteers and more than 600 hospices and healthcare organizations nationwide.
'I support Public Citizen -- I hope you will, too. Bonnie Raitt'
Public Citizen serves as the people’s voice in the nation’s capital. Since our founding in 1971, we have delved into an array of areas, but our work on each issue shares an overarching goal: To ensure that all citizens are represented in the halls of power.
I know that the work Public Citizen is doing today is critical to our future. Please join me in supporting Public Citizen and make a generous contribution now. -- Bonnie
Our Mission: The mission of Women's Bean Project is to change women's lives by providing stepping stones to self-sufficiency through social enterprise.
Women's Bean Project employs chronically unemployed and impoverished women through transitional employment and helps them earn the job readiness, interpersonal and life skills to create a new future - for themselves, their families, our community and our economy.
MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality.
MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality.