Tegna will host a benefit concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief in Austin, Texas. The group’s station in Houston, KHOU, suffered major damage during the storm.
The concert will air in 11 Tegna markets, including KHOU the Tegna station that suffered major damage during the storm, and will stream online on Youtube.
Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Ryan Bingham, Ha*Ash will be among the performers.
“We are proud to stand with Texas and present ‘Texas Strong’ across our stations,” said Dave Lougee, president and CEO of TEGNA. “The outpouring of support from the local community and communities across the nation is a testament to the spirit, grit and determination of the people of Texas. We are proud to work alongside our partners to help bring aid and healing to those impacted by Harvey.”
Proceeds will benefit Rebuild Texas Fund which was created by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in collaboration with the OneStar Foundation. The Dells are working to raise a total of $100 million for the long-term relief, recovery, and rebuilding efforts for all affected communities in Texas.
The concert is set for September 22.