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Neil Young and Willie Nelson stage anti-Keystone benefit show






Members of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance plant Ponca sacred red corn at a farm near Neligh, Nebraska, that crosses both the historic Ponca Trail of Tears and the proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The Harvest the Hope concert will take place at the farm. Photo from Facebook

Music legends Neil Young and Willie Nelson will perform at a concert to raise money for the fight against the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.

The Harvest the Hope Concert will benefit Bold Nebraska, the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Cowboy Indian Alliance. It takes place September 27 at a farm near Neligh, Nebraska.

The farm crosses the historic Ponca Trail of Tears. In 1877, the Ponca Tribe was forced to leave Nebraska for a reservation in present-day Oklahoma.

Many Ponca, including Chief Standing Bear, walked back home to Nebraska. The proposed Keystone route crosses the path of their historic journey.

Tickets for the afternoon concert go on sale on Wednesday. Frank Waln, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, also will perform.

Get the Story:
Neil Young, Willie Nelson coming to Nebraska (The Lincoln Journal Star 8/18)
Willie Nelson, Neil Young to play Nebraska concert for Keystone XL pipeline opponents (The Omaha World-Herald 8/18)
Willie Nelson, Neil Young to play anti-Keystone XL pipeline concert in Nebraska (AP 8/18)