SAN ANTONIO - Country Music icon and Texas native George Strait is set to help his home state in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey...in the best way he knows how.
Strait is getting back on the stage for his Hurricane Harvey Relief Concert on Sept. 12 at the Majestic Theater. The Country Music Hall of Fame member will be joined by 6-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert, reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Chris Stapleton, 4x GRAMMY award winner Lyle Lovett and Texas Heritage Songwriter Hall of Fame member Robert Earl Keen.
Select performances from Majestic Theatre will air on ABC, CBS, CMT, Fox and NBC on Tuesday, September 12 at 8:00 p.m. EST on the East Coast and replay on the West Coast at 8:00 p.m. PST. The telethon broadcast as well as Strait’s Hand in Hand Texas show will also be available internationally via live stream on Facebook. His performance will be the grand finale to the broadcast 'Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief.'
All the proceeds from the show benefitting Rebuild Texas Fund thanks to event sponsor Cavender Auto Family and with assistance from the Majestic Theatre, Ticketmaster, VER, Bill Young Productions and the City of San Antonio.
Tickets to Strait’s Hand in Hand Texas show at Majestic Theatre will go on sale Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 10 a.m. CST at Ticketmaster.com. Prices are expected to begin at $200, up to $1,000.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce, Blake Shelton, Barbra Streisand and Oprah Winfrey will headline a one-hour benefit telethon to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims that will be simulcast next week on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CMT.
The event will be telecast live at 8 p.m. Eastern on Sept. 12, and on tape delay at 8 p.m. on the West Coast. It is being organized by Houston rap artist Bun B and Scooter Braun, founder of SB Projects. The show will also be streamed live on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
George Clooney, Jamie Foxx, Matthew McConaughey, Dennis Quaid, Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Ryan Seacrest, Michael Strahan, Kelly Rowland, George Strait, Reese Witherspoon and others will also participate with taped or live messages. Journalists Matt Lauer and Norah O'Donnell will also participate. More celebrities are expected.
It will benefit several organizations, including United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas and The Mayor's Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief.
Other entertainment figures have already stepped up to help flood victims. The ABC networks held a "day of giving" last week, and singers Paul Simon and Edie Brickell pledged $1 million.
The telethon will air from Los Angeles, but there will be stages in New York and Nashville, Tennessee. A performance from George Strait's San Antonio benefit concert for Harvey will also be shown.