Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees was started in 2016 by Emmylou Harris to raise awareness for the refugee crisis happening around the world. In 2016, Harris was able to pull in names like Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, The Milk Carton Kids and even Robert Plant to help her raise awareness and raise funds for refugee education. The tour is returning in 2017 and will be hitting Dallas for a special show at the Majestic Theatre on Oct. 15. AXS has tickets available right now (Tickets).
This year’s Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees Dallas tour stop doesn’t feature Emmylou Harris and instead sees the return of Steve Earle and Patty Griffin along with newcomer to the tour longtime human rights activist Joan Baez. Before setting out on this tour to help refugees across the world, Baez won the inaugural Joan Baez Award at the 2012 Amnesty International 50th Anniversary gathering for Outstanding Inspirational Service in the Global Fight for Human Rights.
The 11-stop 2016 tour never made its way to Texas so this is a great chance for those in the Lone Star State to step up and help those less fortunate. While Emmylou Harris is not listed on the Dallas concert, she is appearing at the show in Portland. The Dallas concert does say there will be “special guests,” so DFW fans might expect some surprises at the final stop on the 2017 tour.
Tickets for the Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees Dallas concert are on sale at AXS (Tickets). Prices for the Oct. 15 show at the Majestic Theatre run between $45 and $100. The concert starts at 8 p.m. CST.