Legendary Texas musician Willie Nelson announced that he will headline a concert and rally in support of Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke. It will be held at Auditorium Shores in Austin on the night of September 29. The concert will be open to the public, via registration at www.betofortexas.com/beto-
willie, and feature musical guests Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Particle Kid, Carrie Rodriguez, Tameca Jones, and Joe Ely.
O’Rourke will be in attendance and address the crowd. This will be the first public concert Nelson has held for a political candidate.
“My wife Annie and I have met and spoken with Beto and we share his concern for the direction things are headed,” Nelson said. “Beto embodies what is special about Texas, an energy and an integrity that is completely genuine.”
O’Rourke is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Ted Cruz, and has already visited all 254 counties of the state. The El Paso Congressman’s campaign has sworn off all PAC money and is being run in a grassroots fashion that includes town halls across Texas where O’Rourke can take questions from those he wants to serve and represent.
“Amy and I have had the amazing opportunity to talk with Willie and Annie about the kind of future we want for our state when everything we care about is on the line,” said O’Rourke. “We are grateful to have Willie’s support as we continue running this race the right way: no PACs, no corporations, no special interests — just the people of Texas coming together to do something absolutely incredible.”
O’Rourke recently appeared as a guest at Willie’s July 4th Picnic, where he joined the band onstage to play guitar and sing during the final medley of songs. A recap of their set has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.
The September 29 concert will be held on the shores of the Colorado River with a backdrop of downtown Austin. Registration for the event is www.betofortexas.com/beto-
Photo: Gary Miller