- June 4, 2020

Willie Nelson and Paul Simon Lead ‘A Night For Austin’ A Two Hour Music Event To Benefit The Austin Community


Willie Nelson and Paul Simon have come together to lead a star studded event called “A Night For Austin”. The two hour music event will benefit the Austin community that has been effected by Covid-19.

‘A Night For Austin’ will air on Wednesday, June 10th. The two hour, commercial-free telethon-style broadcast starts at 8 PM (CST). It will be on air locally on CBS Austin (KEYE). The event will also be available for streaming on anightforaustin.com and twitch.tv/luckreunion.

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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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100% of the money raised will go to a fund managed by the Austin Community Foundation to be distributed directly to MusiCares Austin, HAMM, Central Texas Food Bank, Six Square, Southern Smoke Foundation, Red River Cultural District, and People Fund. Austin, being the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’ has taken quite a hit during Covid-19. So all donates big or small would make a difference. There will be a “virtual tip jar” throughout the evening of the event. To learn more about these organizations visit https://www.austincf.org.

There will be guest appearances by famous Texans and non-Texans alike with a strong love for the city and its people. 
Guest appearances include: Paul Simon, Edie Brickell, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, John Hiatt, Jerry Douglas, Bonnie Raitt and Boz Scaggs, Ryan Bingham, Black Pumas, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, Augie Meyers with Los Texmaniacs, Flaco Jiménez with Los Texmaniacs, Patty Griffin, Alejandro Escovedo, Willie Nelson, Lukus Nelson, Gary Clark Jr., Britt Daniel (Spoon), Jimmie Vaughan and The Tilt-a-Whirl Band, David Ramirez, Charlie Sexton with Doyle Bramhall II, Terry Allen, Norah Jones, James Taylor, Ethan Hawke, Renée Zellweger, Woody Harrelson, and Owen Wilson.

Don’t forget to tune in Wednesday, June 10th at 8 PM CST to see this once in a lifetime event that benefits the city we love.