Last updated on August 30th, 2022 at 01:24 pm
A benefit for the Wimberley Valley, Texas, community that was ravaged by floods Memorial Day weekend will take place Aug. 9, with all proceeds from the concert going to the Wimberley Relief Effort. Nutty Brown Café owner Mike Farr ́ is offering his amphitheater for the event. Tickets are on sale online at nuttybrown.com and also will be available on the day of the concert at Nutty Brown Café in Austin.
Musicians with a heart for Wimberley are coming together to create the benefit, dubbed the “Texas Flood of Love,” a name inspired by a pencil sketch by Wimberley-based artist David Richardson.
Lufkin-based Brookshire Brothers reached out to Wimberley-based singer-songwriter Robyn Ludwick about sponsoring a concert to raise funds for the victims of the Memorial Day floods. Ludwick marshaled the forces and with fellow Wimberley resident Judy Hubbard, who is the manager/wife of Texas music legend Ray Wylie Hubbard, put together a lineup sure to strum up significant support.
Confirmed performing artists include Ray Wylie Hubbard, Hayes Carll, William Clark Green, Bob Schneider, John Fullbright, Jimmie Vaughan, Wade Bowen, Jason Boland and Robyn Ludwick.
The musical lineup—with more to come—will be a huge draw, as will an auction that will feature guitars signed by The Eagles, Willie Nelson, Dixie Chicks and Robert Earl Keen as well as house concerts by Sarah Jarosz and Alejandro Escovedo.
For those unable to attend the benefit concert, there will be online bidding opportunities.
Brookshire Brothers and its Wimberley-based store team began delivering food, water, baby formula and flashlights as soon as the water began to recede. Their vendors have enhanced the ongoing effort by donating tons of food and other products for those impacted by the disaster.
Brookshire Brothers encourages folks to give to the relief effort. Funds from the concert will go to Barnabas Connection Flood Relief.
Founded in 1921, Brookshire Brothers is 100 percent employee owned. Its assets include 150 retail outlets, including grocery stores and convenience stores as well as free standing pharmacy, tobacco and petro locations. A new store is set to open in late fall in Canyon Lake, Texas.