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Leon Bridges to join Willie Nelson at Beto O’Rourke rally at Auditorium Shores

Staff Writer
Austin 360

The rally for U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, set for Sept. 29 at Auditorium Shores, was already destined to be a Texas-sized spectacle with local legend, Willie Nelson headlining. On Wednesday afternoon, the show got even bigger as Leon Bridges, who recently sold out two nights at ACL Live, announced plans to join the bill.

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The soul sensation from Fort Worth posted a photo of himself in a Beto for Senate t-shirt on his official Facebook page. Expressing appropriate reverence for Nelson, Bridges said he was joining the rally in support “of my friend and Texas Senate candidate, Beto O’Rourke.”

“Elections are coming up – so make sure you exercise your right to vote. Texas Forever,” he added.

Nelson and Bridges will share the bill with Joe Ely, Carrie Rodriguez, Tameca Jones, and Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah Nelson.

Admission to the concert and rally is free but requires  an RSVP via O’Rourke’s website.