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Wildfire Benefit Concert

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Lyle Lovett, shown performing with John Hiatt at the KUT studios, will be one headliners at a benefit concert for victims of the Bastrop County wildfires.

Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, the Dixie Chicks will headline a benefit concert for Central Texas wildfire victims. Emmy winner Kyle Chandler of the TV show "Friday Night Lights" will host. "Fire Relief: the Concert for Central Texas" is set for October 17 at the Frank Erwin Center. Organizers say every dollar of a single $25 ticket will go to relief efforts. Tickets will be available for purchase at texasboxoffice.com tomorrow at noon.

Over 34,000 acres burned in the wildfires and 1,600 homes were destroyed that was apparently sparked by downed power lines falling into dry brush and being fanned by strong winds over the Labor Day weekend.