Joe Walsh Taps Eddie Vedder, Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires & More For VetsAid Livestream Benefit Concert
Joe Walsh announced the lineup for his fourth annual VetsAid Benefit Concert. VetsAid 2020: Home For The Holidays will take place via livestream on December 12 through Veeps and will feature performances from Walsh, Eddie Vedder, Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires and more.
The virtual benefit will also see appearances from Ryan Bingham, Jon Bon Jovi, The 5 Browns, Drew Carey, Alice Cooper, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Brandon Flowers, Vince Gill, Darryl, Hall, Ben Harper, James Hetfield, Jewel, Richard Marx, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson And The Boys, Josh Ritter, Blake Shelton, Jake Shimabukuro, Gwen Stefani, Billy Bob Thornton, Steven Van Zandt and more. Additionally, the online event will include archival footage from VetsAid 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Joe Walsh detailed VetsAid 2020: Home For The Holidays in a statement. Read his words below:
For the past 3 years we’ve held this glorious traveling circus in cities across the country with a day-long rock and roll festival and jobs fair to support our veterans and their families. Typically, we fill up an arena, play for 5 hours, and raise a bunch of money – nearly $1.5 million to date – to help our veterans get the care and support they deserve. But because of COVID this year, we’re going virtual as so many things are.
Our veterans community already suffers from increased poverty rates, mental health issues, re-entry difficulties and personal crises in the best of times. During this pandemic they are especially vulnerable. I’m proud of this nationwide tradition we have built and I can’t think of a better way to remember and honor the men and women who have served our country this holiday season than by helping us raise funds to support their essential and basic needs. Join us online for a worldwide broadcast of unique musical performances of all kinds, never-before-seen VetsAid footage from years past and great stories from me and some of the greatest musicians in the world this December 12th!
All net proceeds will benefit “veterans’ services charities selected through a vetting process coordinated in tandem with the Combined Arms Institute,” as per a press release.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 18 at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT with discounts available for active duty military and veterans. Head here for ticket info.