‘Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas’ Benefit Concert Announces Lineup


An impressive array of performers and celebrities will come together at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin on Friday, September 22 for a fundraiser dubbed Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit Concert For Hurricane Harvey Relief. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund.

Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Ryan Bingham and Ha*Ash are all confirmed to perform at the concert. Charlie Sexton will serve as musical director with Asleep At The Wheel sitting in as the house band. Expect rare collaborations and multiple special guests. The evening will also include special appearances by Matthew McConaughey, Dan Rather, Renée Zellweger, Luke Wilson, Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo, and much more.

Broadcast TENGA will air the concert without commercial interruption on its 11 Texas television stations. The concert can be viewed internationally via YouTube.com/TexasStrong with Google matching the first $500K of donations through a pledge challenge.

“We got lucky when Hurricane Harvey avoided Austin, but though it missed us, it hit our neighbors hard. Every time I’ve asked you to help our neighbors you’ve risen to the challenge,” said Austin Mayor Steve Adler. “Now we have an opportunity to do good by being our best, and that means putting on a show and having a good time. Let’s show the world what it means to be the Live Music Capital of the World in the greatest state in the Union. I’ll be there and hope to see you, too.”

Tickets for the four-hour live concert will go on sale today at 3:00 p.m. CT via www.RebuildTX.org.