Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Live Streams: A Night For Austin

With live music on lock down (like everything else currently in New York City) live streams and old concerts have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. While this current state of pandemic separation is in order we will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure and you can always check out or weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past. Please support the artists any which way you can.

Today we highlight: A Night For Austin

Willie Nelson and Paul Simon team up for A Night for Austin, but those are only the headliners, the whole lineup is stacked with RtBE favorites:
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⁣The teams behind A Night For Austin stand firmly against all forms of racism and hate, and wish to emphasize their full acknowledgment and sincere heartbreak over the current upheaval in our country, and across the world. Cities and towns across our country have suffered devastating financial losses due to the global pandemic, Austin being one of many. With the events of the past week weighing heavy on our hearts, we feel compelled as a music community to continue to help and support those in need and bring people together in an effort to rebuild. ⠀ ⠀ Several weeks ago Paul Simon, @ediebrickellofficial, @willienelsonofficial, and Annie Nelson started working on an event focused on supporting Austin, Texas as a whole. A Night For Austin is a music benefit supporting the Austin Community Foundation fund which is focused on Austin’s businesses and individuals in need of necessary aid. 100% of the proceeds from the program will go toward @atxcommunityfdn and the fund’s beneficiaries @musicares, @redriverculturaldistrict, @sixsquareatx, @myhaam @ctxfoodbank, @southernsmoketx, and @peoplefund⠀ ⠀ Please join us in support of our beloved Austin on June 10 for a live streaming event honoring the people and places keeping the Live Music Capital alive by supporting artists who count. Now it’s our turn to help them. Donate link in bio. See you there.
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To get in the mood for tonight's fundraiser here is Austin guitar slinger Gary Clark Jr.:

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