Stephen Stills & Neil Young Teaming Up For Autism Benefit
Stephen Stills and Neil Young will team up on April 22nd for the 2023 “Light Up The Night” benefit at L.A.’s Greek Theater. As of now, the show will mark the pair’s first concert appearance since the recent death of bandmate David Crosby.
Joining the pair is Willie Nelson‘s son and Neil Young collaborator, Lukas Nelson, Stills’ sons Chris and Oliver Stills, and David Crosby’s son and longtime solo and Crosby, Stills, & Nash keyboardist James Raymond. Also appearing are three autistic artists — rapper Rio “Soulshocka” Wyles, opera singer Amanda Anderson, and singer and guitarist Will Breman. More artists will be announced soon.
Stills and wife Kristen launched the charity gig back in 2013 to benefit and support Autism Speaks. The organization is near and dear to Stills’ heart with his adult son Henry on the autism spectrum.
Buyer pre-sale begins Wednesday, February 15th at 10 a.m. PST, local pre-sale begins Thursday, February 16th at 10 a.m. PST, and public on-sale starts Friday, February 17th at 10 a.m. PST via TicketMaster.com.
Stephen Stills and Neil Young’s musical connection goes back to the heady Sunset Strip days. Stills told us that Buffalo Springfield self-destructed after only three albums, because they were simply too hot to last: “It was so laden with talent, this bunch, that we just hit the track going so fast that we went into the wall with no skid marks. Y’know, we spun out, but we spun out because we didn’t realize how hot the car was.”