On Monday night, Sept. 8, 2014, we are going to have Austin Webb on stage at our Washington County Fair in Abingdon, Va. Just two days later, on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, we all get to see him on our computer screens when he will do a StageIt show to benefit Autism Speaks. This is a wonderful organization, and the world’s leading autism science and advocacy group. The show will be at 7 p.m. ET. You can reserve your slot by by visiting StageIt. When I last checked, there were only 42 tickets still available for this event! So head on over to get your ticket now!
The “Raise ‘Em Up” singer shares why Autism Speaks is special to him explaining, “One of my many jobs growing up was doing carpet cleaning. I was sent out to clean the carpet of this one house…and that is where I had my first encounter with an autistic child. I never felt she was ill, I just felt she was special and misunderstood. From that day on I wanted to help autistic children.”
Fans are encouraged to pay what they can, with all proceeds to go towards Autism Speaks’ research and advocacy efforts for families and individuals impacted by the disorder. Tickets can be purchases until show time, but fans are encouraged to RSVP for the 30-minute benefit concerthere. Special prizes will be on hand for the top tippers of the night.
This marks the second time Webb has joined forces with Autism Speaks to show his support in the fight against autism. Last October, Webb performed during Autism Sings!, a benefit concert that took place at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in Nashville, TN.
More about Autism Speaks: Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed more than $500 million to its mission, the majority in science and medical research. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 100 cities across North America. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships in more than 40 countries on five continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit AutismSpeaks.org.
In addition to Austin’s web site, be sure to visit hisFacebook page, and remember to “Like” it while you are there! You can also follow Austin on Twitter @austinlwebb. If you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, you will find us @countryschatter.
Now head over and get your StageIt ticket for Austin Webb’s benefit performance, before they are all gone!