With all of the tragic events plaguing the states over the past couple of weeks, we're excited to see some of our favorite artists take action and join a variety of benefit concerts to help build a stronger, safer country for all.
Artist: Miranda Lambert. Photo: Chris Schwegler, MegaCountry
Miranda Lambert and Chris Stapleton are joining George Strait and his Ace in the Hole Band for a Hurricane Harvey benefit concert at the Majestic Theater in San Antonio, Texas on September 12. Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen will also share the stage with Lambert, Stapleton and Strait for the concert. This concert will mark the first in a series of shows as part of Strait's ongoing relief efforts. Proceeds benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund, with tickets going on sale today (September 6) at ticketmaster.com.
Select performances from Strait's benefit concert will be broadcast on CBS, ABC, NBC, CMT and Fox as part of the Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief special set to air live at 8PM EST on September 12.
Artist: Chris Stapleton. Photo: David Esquivel
In other benefit concert news, various artists from multiple genres are coming together for A Concert for Charlottesville. The concert which features Chris Stapleton, promises an evening of music and unity after the headline making protest of white supremacists, white nationalists and neo-Nazis marched on the University of Virginia campus which resulted in a counter-protest where one woman was killed and many more injured.
The concert will be hosted by Charlotesville native Dave Matthews of Dave Matthews Band and take place at the University of Virginia's Scott Stadium on September 24. Joining Dave Matthews Band and Chris Stapleton will also be Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, the Roots and Cage the Elephant!
The concert will be free for Charlottesville and University of Virginia communities. Attendees are encouraged to make a donation to the Concert for Charlottesville Fund at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. Proceeds raised will be distributed to victims of the events in Charlottesville, first responders and organizations devoted to the promotion of healing, unity and justice. For more information about the A Concert for Charlottesville, visit their official site HERE.