Neil Young, Stephen Stills and more join Autism Speaks Light Up The Blues 6 Concert
Hosted by Kristen and Stephen Stills, the evening promotes understanding and inclusion of people with autism
Los Angeles, CA (February 13, 2023) – Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Chris Stills, Oliver Stills, and more, along with many special guests, will return to Los Angeles on Saturday, April 22 at The Greek Theatre for the Autism Speaks Light Up The Blues 6 Concert, presented by the Indianapolis Colts. Hosted once again by Kristen and Stephen Stills, and produced by Nederlander Concerts, the event will also feature performances by three autistic artists - rapper Rio “Soulshocka” Wyles, opera singer Amanda Anderson, and singer and guitarist Will Breman - and will begin at 7:00 PM PST.
Artist pre-sale begins Wednesday, February 15 at 10 a.m. ET. Public on-sale starts Friday, February 17 at 10 a.m. ET via TicketMaster.com.
The Light Up The Blues Concert returns for its sixth year after a three-year hiatus following the pandemic. The event will celebrate the autism community, while helping to fuel Autism Speaks’ mission to provide services and supports for the needs of all autistic individuals, across the spectrum and throughout the life span. Proceeds from the Light Up The Blues 6 Concert will go toward Autism Speaks’ efforts, which include funding life-enhancing research, increasing early childhood screening and interventions, and improving the transition to adulthood for people with autism.
“With this year’s stellar lineup — and an iconic venue in the Greek Theatre, our hometown favorite — I am itching to get on stage with this crew and support the efforts of Autism Speaks. It’s going to be another exciting and marvelous show!” said Stephen Stills.
“We are so grateful to have all of the incredible musicians and actors that we had lined up for the 2020 Light Up the Blues Concert return and show their dedication to helping people on the autism spectrum live life to the fullest. The event will unite families, friends, and communities to benefit this organization, which tirelessly strives to make a world of difference for people with autism and those who love and support them,” said Kristen Stills.
“We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the resiliency of the autism community over the last few years with the reintroduction of the Light Up The Blues 6 Concert,” said Keith Wargo, CEO & President, Autism Speaks. “The breadth of talent and diverse audiences that this event brings together reinforces a collective commitment to standing together and fostering understanding and inclusion for autistic individuals. We are proud to be a part of this incredible event as it continues to bring us closer to achieving a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential.”
Over the years, the Light Up the Blues Concert has featured artists including Neil Young, Crosby, Stills & Nash, John Mayer, Patti Smith, Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Beck, Burt Bacharach, Don Felder, Jakob Dylan, Nikka Costa, The War On Drugs, and more, and has raised millions of dollars in support of the work of Autism Speaks, helping to drive the organization’s mission.
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. We now know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, and each person with autism can have unique strengths and challenges. A combination of genetic and environmental factors influence the development of autism, and autism often is accompanied by medical issues such as GI disorders, seizures and sleep disturbances.
About Autism Speaks:
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks does this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. To find resources, join an event or make a donation, go to www.AutismSpeaks.org. Learn more by following @AutismSpeaks on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
About The Greek Theatre:
The Greek Theatre is a 5,901-seat music venue located in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California. It was built in 1930, opening on September 25 of that year. Designed by architect Samuel Tilden Norton, the theatre stage is modeled after a Greek temple. The Greek Theatre is owned by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks. The venue is among the City’s most cherished public sites.
The historic Greek Theatre stands as one of the nation’s most beloved and recognized outdoor entertainment venues. Throughout its history, the Greek Theatre has played host to some of the biggest legends in music. This iconic venue has also served as a site for numerous high school graduations, community events and backdrops for television shows and motion pictures.
About Nederlander Concerts
Nederlander Concerts promotes and produces a wide range of quality live entertainment throughout the United States. The boutique, independent event promotion firm exclusively operates and programs the most coveted and awarded small to mid-sized venues, including the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles, City National Grove of Anaheim, San Jose Civic, Heart Health Park in Sacramento, and SOMO Concert in Sonoma County among others. Nederlander Concerts also promotes events at additional noteworthy venues across the country, including the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California Performing Arts Center in San Jose, San Diego Civic, Bank of America Performing Arts Center in Thousand Oaks, Paramount Theatre in Oakland, Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester to name just a few. In 2022, Nederlander Concerts was ranked among the top 20 promoters worldwide according to Pollstar’s 2022 Year-End rankings of worldwide ticket sales. Click here for more information on Nederlander Concerts l Facebook l Twitter l Instagram
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