Clint Black joins star-studded hurricane benefit at Fort Worth's Bass Hall
Three Texas mega-stars are coming together at Bass Hall for a benefit concert to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Clint Black, Don Henley, and Lyle Lovett will take the stage on November 28 in support of their fellow Texans whose lives have been upended by the ravages of one of the most vicious hurricanes in history.
"Helping Texans: A Hurricane Harvey Benefit Concert" will be a one-of-a-kind event where all ticket proceeds will go to The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the North Texas Community Foundation.
That agency will distribute the funds to charitable organizations and programs working in Houston and Aransas County to bring relief to those affected by Harvey.
These distributions will be allocated according to the advice of Clint Black, Don Henley, Lyle Lovett, and Bass Hall founder Ed Bass. The artists are donating their time. All expenses for the event are being underwritten by Ed Bass, so that full proceeds from tickets sales and sponsorships will go to Hurricane Harvey Relief.
Tickets will be on sale on September 22 at basshall.com or by phone at 817-212-4280.
"We all watched on the news as Harvey destroyed much of Southeast Texas and Houston, my hometown," Black says in a release. "We braced ourselves through the night as the flood waters grew closer to our family's doorsteps in Houston and Katy.
"My mom, brothers, niece and nephews were all very fortunate and I knew I had to find a way to help those who weren’t so lucky, to recover and rebuild what was lost in the hurricane," he says. "I'm really proud to have friends like, Don, Lyle, and everyone at Bass Performance Hall who'll join together for the cause."
Henley calls it "another example of Texans helping Texans — and I’m proud to be a part of it," he says, while Lovett says he's honored to join the effort to raise money for the victims.
Funds raised through this benefit concert will be deployed for immediate relief and will also address the communities’ long-term needs, which are likely to include rebuilding homes, schools, and community facilities and supporting survivors’ physical and mental health needs.