Willie and Annie Nelson will team up with Paul Simon and Edie Brickell for a TV and live stream titled, A Night for Austin in support of the Texas capital during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event will premiere on June 10th at 9 p.m. E.T. – the two-hour benefit will feature performances by Nelson, Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, and Boz Scaggs, Edie Brickell, Norah Jones, Black Pumas, Gary Clark Jr., Britt Daniel, Lukas Nelson, Charlie Sexton with Doyle Bramhall II and more. Appearing as well will be Ethan Hawke, Renée Zellweger, Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, and others.
The two-hour benefit is produced by Luck Productions and features a “virtual tip jar.” All proceeds will go directly to the Austin Community Foundation’s fund, aiding MusiCares Austin, HAMM (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians), Southern Smoke Foundation, People Fund, Central Texas Food Bank, Six Square, and Red River Cultural District.
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,” Matt Bizer, co-founder of Luck Productions, said in a statement. “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.”