UPDATE: Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert to join George Strait at Harvey relief concert in San Antonio

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UPDATE: The George Strait concert in San Antonio teased as a “live performance finale from Texas” to the Hand in Hand Texas Harvey relief telethon on Tuesday, Sept. 12, is shaping up to be an all-star affair. Rising talent Chris Stapleton and Texas faves Miranda Lambert and Lyle Lovett have been added to the bill.

Tickets to the show are not cheap. They will run $200-$1000, but it’s for a a good cause. Tickets go on sale via ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000 on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Chris Stapleton performs at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park Sunday October 2, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

EARLIER: Details are beginning to emerge for “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief,” a one hour telethon scheduled for September 12 at 7 p.m. C.S.T. The telethon will be screened simultaneously on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and CMT and broadcast live from Universal Studios lot in Los Angeles, Times Square in New York City and Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. The show will also stream live on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook Live.

Artists and celebrities slated to appear live or share messages include Queen of Houston, Beyoncé, George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, hometown hero Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts and many more.

Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show in 2016. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

According to the official Website for the fundraiser, the performance will conclude with a “live performance finale from Texas with George Strait and friends.”

HOW TO HELP: Volunteer opportunities, donations and more

MySanantonio.com reports that George Strait will perform at the Majestic Theater in San Antonio and more details and ticket information will be released Tuesday afternoon.

Strait teased the fundraiser on his social media channels Sunday.

Proceeds from the telethon will benefit United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Feeding Texas, DirectRelief and the Mayor’s fund for Hurricane Harvey.


Author: Deborah Sengupta Stith

Deborah Sengupta Stith has been hanging out in dimly lit corners of the city soaking in the music scene for almost 20 years. Twitter: @deborific

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