Willie Nelson will perform at the "Harvey Can't Mess With Texas" benefit concert. Tickets for the four-hour event go on sale today at 3 p.m. CST.
The concert will feature "exclusive performances and rare collaborations", according to a press release announcing the event. Charlie Sexton is serving as musical director, and Asleep at the Wheel will be the house band for the evening.
Folk legend Simon earlier pledged $1 million for Harvey relief along with his wife Edie Brickell, who will also play in Austin.
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All money raised by the Rebuild Texas Fund will focus on four critical areas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey's flooding and damage: health and housing, schools and childcare, workforce and transportation, and 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 in a statement. Central Time. Google will match $500,000 in telethon donations, with volunteers from Google's Austin office and employees of TEGNA working the telethon phone banks.
Broadcast TENGA will air the concert without commercial interruption on its 11 Texas television stations.
"Every time I've asked you to help our neighbors, you've risen to the challenge", Adler said in the news release. "I'll be there and hope to see you, too". Both she and her husband Michael, the founder of Dell Technologies, are from Texas, the latter being from Houston, which was directly impacted by historical flooding due to Harvey. "We will be rebuilding for years to come".