Musicians gear up to play Texas tunes at Lexington benefit concert

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, people in the Bluegrass have likely seen the spirit of Texas in images of heroic rescues and generosity. However, one Lexington restaurant owner hopes to share the sounds of that spirit as well, to help those impacted by the storm.

"Several musicians are getting together to play the music of Texas," said Wilson Sebastian, owner of Willie's Locally Known in Lexington.

Local musicians will take the stage at his popular restaurant on Monday, for a benefit concert. A portion of food purchases will also go to relief efforts, specifically food banks that are feeding thousands in need.

"It wouldn't be an event at Willies if food and music weren't a part of it," said Sebastian.

Performances will kick off at 1 p.m. and while there will be no entry charge, he does hope locals will dig deep and donate.

To understand just how many people have been impacted by Harvey, Sebastian shared an image that the Big Blue Nation can relate too.

"There are 30,000 people that have been displaced by this hurricane. You know, just thinking about that, you could fill Rupp arena and then you'd still have 6,000 folks outside," said Sebastian.

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