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Friday, January 31, 2020

Light Up The Blues Concert w/ Stephen Stills, Neil Young + Others: May 30, 2020, Los Angeles

Stephen Stills & Neil Young
Light Up The Blues 3rd Annual Concert (2015)
Photo by Jeff Allen
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Stephen Stills "Light Up The Blues" annual autism awareness benefit concert for Autism Speaks will be on May 30, 2020, at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA.

This is the only announced concert date for a live performance by Neil Young in the new year 2020, thus far. It appears that Neil Young will play with Promise of the Real. Additional artists can be added.

From 2018, Stephen Stills Teams Up With Neil Young For Autism Benefit | Rolling Stone by Andy Greene:
"The reason we started Light Up The Blues was out of the void of me not having to be micromanaging Henry so much, as he was finally in a good place," Stills' wife Krisen tells Rolling Stone. "Stephen and I wanted to give back to families that don’t have time and resources to make their kid's life a full-time job with lots of overtime."

Last year was the first time they didn't hold a concert since they started the organization. "Neil [Young] stopped by our house one day last year," says Krisen. "He said, 'Stephen, man, we gotta do Light Up The Blues again.'" Stills couldn't have agreed more. "He said, 'Look, I'm out of the Bridge School. And now it's over to you,'" says Stephen. "I watched how he did the Bridge School benefits and I got great lessons from it."

Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Patti Smith, Mike Campbell & Chris Stills
"Light Up The Blues" Concert, Dolby Theater, Los Angeles, CA - April 21
Photo by Deb

More on 2018 "Light Up The Blues" Concert, Los Angeles, CA - April 21 (photos, videos, reviews, etc.).

More on Light Up The Blues 4th Annual (2016) Concert w/ Stephen Stills, Neil Young + Others.

More on 2015 Light Up The Blues 3rd Annual Concert (photos, videos, reviews, etc.).

Stephen Stills & Neil Young
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At 2/01/2020 02:16:00 PM, Blogger Joel_Grant said...

I live in Seattle and will not be attending this event but I was curious to see how much tickets cost.

I went to the Greek Theatre web site and they do not show this on their calendar. On the contrary, they list a different show on May 20, Local Natives and Foals.

I also could not find the event on the Autism Speaks web site.

So, what is the story? I believe the story, I am just curious as to why finding information is not straightforward.

At 2/01/2020 02:46:00 PM, Blogger Babbo B. said...

Initially announced as May 30 (as cited above), not May 20. The info originally was listed on the Autism Speaks site at the link Thrasher provides, but has since been removed for reasons that remain unclear. Neil has said on NYA that it will take place in "late May" but didn't give a specific date.

At 2/01/2020 04:06:00 PM, Blogger Joel_Grant said...

Doh! That's right, May 30. Nothing at all scheduled at Greek Theater that day so not sure what is going on.

At 2/01/2020 06:20:00 PM, Blogger Steve Rust Downunder said...

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At 2/01/2020 06:25:00 PM, Blogger Steve Rust Downunder said...

What would great would Pay Per View..say on Autism Site... So we could all drop in pay say $20 have a party crank it up and enjoy the show... even level it there so can keep earning...this would raise a heap cash and be a Win Win

At 2/01/2020 06:53:00 PM, Blogger Blind-Mikey said...

Yes, like the guys above, looking everywhere for tix sales info, but none to be found. Anyone out there know what’s up with this?

At 2/02/2020 02:11:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Cant stand Neil Young..wouldnt go if it was free..

At 2/02/2020 02:23:00 PM, Blogger Blind-Mikey said...

Now, “Unknown,” the mere fact that you posted on this sight makes me wonder if you’re full of sh*t. See (well, I don’t very well actually), but, if you’re on this blog, you have to have some interest in NY, or why would you troll obscure fan sites like this one of artists you “can’t stand?” There is no reason for you to be here if you “can’t stand” NY. So, don’t be a troll. Either be respectful when on a fan-loved site to those who love the artist for whom the site is dedicated to, or simply go away, quietly. Peace!

At 2/02/2020 03:24:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Thanks Blind-Mikey for the Troll Patrol duties.
a thankless task. at this point, we all know that this sort of obvious trolling/shilling just means that we're on the right path and a badge of vindication.

the doubters be damned and they're days are numbered...

"The only people mad at you for speaking the TRUTH are those people who are living a LIE. Keep speaking the TRUTH."

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