In the aftermath of the recent wildfires here in Central Texas, some big names have tossed their hat in the ring,to benefit those affected by the wildfires. To date, the wildfires have destroyed over 1,600 homes, and burned more than 34,000 acres.
On Monday October 17, 2011 at The Frank Erwin Center, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovette, The Dixie Chicks and headline an event aptly named Fire Relief, The Concert for Central Texas. Other artists include Ray Benson and Asleep At The Wheel, Eric Johnson, Shawn Colvin, and Joe Satriani among others. Actor Kyle Chandler, fresh off his Emmy award for Texas based Friday Night Lights, will co-host the event with Turk Pipkin.
Tickets are $25,$35,$100 and $250 at www.texasboxoffice.com. Sales from tickets, are expected to reach $500,000 along with sales of memoralbilia.