Tonight’s for Austin

(Above photos: Paul Simon, by Matthew Straubmuller(imatty35), Flicker; Willie Nelson by Larry Philpot,

Austin is one of America’s stellar musical cities, so it should come as no surprise that tonight’s concert to help businesses in the Texas city would offer an all-star lineup. But we were surprised to learn that non-Austin resident Paul Simon is spearheading the event with Texas icon Willie Nelson.

The two-hour A Night for Austin, benefitting the Austin Community Foundation, will stream at 8 pm CT/9 pm ET over and Twitch. It can also be seen locally over the air on channel 42.

James Taylor, A Night for Austin
(Above: James Taylor. Photo by Paul Keleher. Source: Wikimedia Commons)

In addition to Simon and Nelson, tonight’s participants will include Simon’s wife Edie Brickell, Nelson’s son Lukas, Bonnie Raitt, Boz Scaggs, Gary Clark Jr, James Taylor, Jimmie Vaughan, John Hiatt, Lyle Lovett, Norah Jones, Patty Griffin, Asleep at the Wheel, Sean Colvin, and Vince Gill, among others. 

Non-musical guests will include Ethan Hawke, Owen Wilson, Renee Zellweger and Woody Harrelson.

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A Night for Austin

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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