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Willie’s puts on Texas-themed Labor Day concert for Hurricane Harvey relief

Warren Byrom, who performed at Saturday’s MoonTower Music Festival, will be part of the lineup for a Hurricane Harvey relief concert Sept. 4 at Willie’s Locally Known.
Warren Byrom, who performed at Saturday’s MoonTower Music Festival, will be part of the lineup for a Hurricane Harvey relief concert Sept. 4 at Willie’s Locally Known. rcopley@herald-leader.com

Willie’s Locally Known will have a concert Monday to benefit the residents of Houston who have been forced out of their homes by unprecedented flooding due to Hurricane Harvey.

Doin’ for Texas: A Hurricane Harvey Relief Concert, which will feature Bluegrass-area musicians performing the music of Texas to benefit the Houston Food Bank. According to Willie’s, all door donations and silent auction revenue will be donated to the charity, as well as a portion of proceeds from a food and cocktail special.

willie's dish for harvey
Willie’s Locally Known will have a benefit concert on Monday for those affected by Hurrican Harvey. Order the Texas Red, an open-faced brisket sandwich smothered in Texas red chili, served with choice of two sides, and $1 for every sandwich sold will go to hurricane relief. Photo provided

Order the Texas Red, an open-faced brisket sandwich smothered in Texas red chili and served with choice of two sides for $11.99, and $1 for every sandwich sold will go to hurricane relief. The same goes for Tito’s Texas Tea.

Performances will begin about 1 p.m. and go until about midnight. Musicians and groups will include Emory Joseph, Michael Johnathon, Art Mize, Bob Shirley, Small Batch, Warren Byrom, Home Grown Head Band, Chelsea Nolan, Michael “Tramp” Lawling, The Barrows, and many more.

God’s Pantry Food Bank also is helping Texas food banks. God’s Pantry is coordinating through Feeding America to assemble truckloads of specifically requested items to deliver by the end of the week. God’s Pantry also is accepting financial donations to directly support the Harvey relief efforts; you can donate to the food bank’s disaster relief fund.

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles also released a statement asking for food bank donations.

“As a farm kid, I know something about helping out neighbors in need,” Quarles said. “Today, Houston needs us. I am asking Kentuckians to consider making a monetary donation to a Houston food bank to help with relief efforts. You can donate to the Houston Food Bank network by going to houstonfoodbank.org/donate.

If you go

Doin’ for Texas

What: A hurricane Harvey relief concert

When: 1 p.m-midnight Sept. 4

Where: Willie’s Locally Known, 286 Southland Dr.

Admission: No cover; hurricane relief donations accepted at the door

Online: Willieslocallyknown.com, Godspantry.org

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