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Posted: September 13, 2017

Willie Nelson, Raitt to headline Texas storm benefit concert

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2017, file photo, Willie Nelson performs in Nashville, Tenn. Organizers of the “Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas” benefit concert announced on Wednesday, Sept. 13, that Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon and James Taylor are among the stars headlining the four-hour show scheduled for Sept. 22 in Austin that will raise money for victims of Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2017, file photo, Willie Nelson performs in Nashville, Tenn. Organizers of the “Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas” benefit concert announced on Wednesday, Sept. 13, that Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon and James Taylor are among the stars headlining the four-hour show scheduled for Sept. 22 in Austin that will raise money for victims of Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

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            Willie Nelson, Raitt to headline Texas storm benefit concert
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, file photo, Bonnie Raitt performs at the Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show in Nashville, Tenn. Organizers of the “Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas” benefit concert announced on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, that Willie Nelson, Raitt, Paul Simon and James Taylor are among the stars headlining the four-hour show scheduled for Sept. 22, 2017, in Austin that will raise money for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas —

Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt are among the stars headlining a benefit concert next week to help Texas residents affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Organizers said the "Harvey Can't Mess With Texas" concert will be held in Austin on Sept. 22. It will be broadcast live on 11 Tegna stations in the state and on YouTube.

Also scheduled to perform are Lyle Lovett and Leon Bridges. Actors Renee Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey are scheduled to make special appearances at the four-hour show at the Frank Erwin Center.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday afternoon. Prices range from $30 to $199; proceeds will benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund .

Donations will also be collected from phone banks at the television stations.


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