George Strait to Host Hurricane Harvey Benefit in San Antonio
As a dedicated native to the state of Texas, George Strait has taken on the task of hosting an official Hurricane Harvey benefit show out in San Antonio.
Strait isn’t doing the duties alone though, as he’s booked fellow country artists such as Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen to join along for the festivities. They plan to perform at the Majestic Theater in San Antonio, with selected performances airing alongside the coverage for the already announced national benefit.
One of his performances from the San Antonio benefit concert will be aired live as a part of the star-studded Hand in Hand televised benefit, in which the nation will witness celebrities from all ends come together in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville to help those in need. Blake Shelton was announced to co-host the Nashville portion of the broadcast alongside actress Reese Witherspoon. Other famous faces set to help out during the broadcast include Beyoncé, Oprah, Barbra Streisand, George Clooney, Matthew McConaughey and many more yet to be announced.
Fans wanting to be a part of Strait’s benefit show are able to purchase tickets on Wednesday, September 6, at 10 a.m. CST on Ticketmaster. All of the proceeds raised will go right back into the Rebuild Texas Fund thanks to the help of a handful of charitable sponsors.
The Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief will air on all the major broadcast networks as well as select cable channels and social media outlets on September 12 at 8 p.m. EST. A re-airing of the program will go on at 8 p.m. PST for viewers on the West Coast. Phone lines, text messaging and digital donating will all be open to the public throughout the show, as well as an hour following its premiere.