George Strait Added to Benefit Concert for Texas Wildfire Victims
When folks are in need, George Strait comes to the rescue. The country king has been added to the lineup for the Fire Relief: The Concert for Central Texas event, which features Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, the Dixie Chicks and Asleep at the Wheel -- among other special guests. The concert will directly benefit the victims of the horrific fires that destroyed countless acres earlier this month, leaving thousands of families homeless in central Texas.
The benefit show, which is slated for October 17 at the Frank Erwin Center in the capitol city of Austin, Texas, will raise money to help replace the estimated $250 million loss in damages. Eric Johnson, Steve Miller, Joe Satriani, Shawn Colvin, the Texas Tornados and the Court Yard Hounds will make guest appearances, and Turk Pipkin and ‘Friday Night Lights’ star Kyle Chandler will host the event.
Strait and the other artists will sign items to be put to good use in a silent auction for the fire victims, and specialty T-shirts will be made to also help fuel the benefit. Tickets range from $25-$250, with the higher end being VIP tickets that allow concert-goers close access to the stage as well as an exclusive lounge area.
Tickets are on sale now through the Austin Community Foundation.