Stephen Stills, Neil Young Set 2023 ‘Light Up the Blues’ Concert

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Stephen Stills and Neil Young (Photo via Light Up the Blues)

Stephen Stills and Neil Young will team once again on stage. The occasion is the sixth edition of Stills’ Light Up the Blues concert series, to be held April 22, 2023, at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, benefitting Autism Speaks. The concert will mark Young’s return to the live concert stage for the first time since the pandemic. (He has previously been announced as one of the stars set to perform at a pair of Willie Nelson 90th birthday concerts. Those take place one week later, also in Los Angeles.) The resumption of the Light Up the Blues show marks the first pre-pandemic concert in the series; a May 30, 2020, edition was cancelled. Stills and Young will be joined onstage by Young’s longtime touring band, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, plus Chris Stills, Oliver Stills, and many special guests. The evening is once again organized by Stills and his wife, Kristen. Tickets go on sale Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. local time here.

The 2023 edition was first revealed today (Feb. 13) by Rolling Stone. David Crosby’s son, James Raymond, will also perform. “His singing voice sounds so much like David that it’s scary,” Stills told the publication.

Stills’ three-time bandmate Young has participated in the annual benefit concert several times.

Watch Stills and Young perform Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth” at the 2016 benefit

Related: Our recap of the 2016 edition

Over the years, the Light Up the Blues Concert has also featured such artists as Crosby, Stills & Nash, John Mayer, Patti Smith, Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Beck, Burt Bacharach, Don Felder, Jakob Dylan, and more, and has raised millions of dollars in support of the work of Autism Speaks, helping to drive the organization’s mission.

Light Up the Blues 6 will celebrate people with autism, while supporting Autism Speaks in its mission to promote solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of people with autism and their families. Proceeds from the Light Up the Blues concert will go toward Autism Speaks’ efforts, which include funding life-enhancing research, increasing early childhood screening and interventions, and improving the transition to adulthood.

Related: Our Album Rewind of the Stills-Young Band’s 1976 LP, Long May You Run

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  1. Johnny Trump
    #1 Johnny Trump 14 February, 2023, 01:25

    Where’s Richie Furay ? Not here.
    Buffalo Springfield

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    • The Saguaro
      The Saguaro 14 February, 2023, 09:58

      Where in the article did it say that it was a Buffalo Springifeld reunion? Neil rocks with Lukas’s band!

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