Willie Nelson, Leon Bridges say "Harvey Can't Mess with Texas"

Lawrence Kim
September 14, 2017

Organizers said the "Harvey Can't Mess With Texas" concert will be held in Austin on September 22.

Tickets for "Harvey Can't Mess With Texas" go on sale today, with prices ranging from $30-$1,000.

All proceeds from the show will benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund, which hs raised upwards of $44 million so far to benefit the rebuild after Hurricane Harvey.

In addition, Texans Matthew McConaughey, Renee Zellweger, Luke Wilson and Dan Rather will make special appearances.

Billed as "the largest live concert benefit in Texas" for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, the event follows Tuesday night's "Hand in Hand" national telethon event that included a show with George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and others at San Antonio's Majestic Theatre.

The concert will feature "exclusive performances and rare collaborations", according to a press release announcing the event. Charlie Sexton will serve as musical director with Asleep At The Wheel sitting in as the house band. Michael Dell, who founded the technology company that bears his name, is from Houston. "We will be rebuilding for years to come".

"For us, this is personal", said Susan Dell.

TEGNA stations airing the broadcast concert include: WFAA, Dallas; KHOU, Houston; KVUE, Austin; KENS, San Antonio; KBMT, Beaumont; KCEN, Waco-Temple-Bryan; KAGS, College Station; KIII, Corpus Christi; KYTX, Tyler; KIDY, San Angelo; and KXVA, Abilene. Outside of that, people can tune in on Youtube.com/TexasStrong. A concurrent pledge drive has Google matching the first half-million in donations.

"We are proud to stand with Texas and present "Texas Strong" across our stations", said Tegna president and CEO Dave Lougee.

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