Grammy Award-winning artists Emmylou Harris confirms a North American tour this fall with special guests Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller and The Milk Carton Kids (not all artists will appear at all venues). The 11-stop tour, Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees, will raise awareness for the unprecedented worldwide refugee crisis.
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS) announced today that it will host this singer/songwriter tour in support of the organization’s Global Education Initiative, which was launched in 2015 and endorsed by Pope Francis. JRS seeks to double the number of refugees served in its educational programs to 240,000 by 2020.
“After witnessing firsthand the work of JRS in Ethiopia this past June, I have never been more inspired to champion such a critical cause,” said Emmylou Harris, 13-time Grammy winning artist. “The better angels of our nature call upon us to act with compassion and not with fear in the face of so much suffering.”
In an effort to shed light on the plight of the more than 65 million refugees worldwide and the need to raise funds to support refugee education. The concert tour will be in the below cities:
October 6—Boulder, Colorado—Boulder Theater
October 8—Kansas City, Missouri—Helzberg Hall
October 9—Lincoln, Nebraska—Rococo Theater
October 11—St. Louis, Missouri—Sheldon Concert Hall
October 12—Milwaukee, Wisconsin—Pabst Theater
October 13—Chicago, Illinois—Vic Theater
October 14—Toronto, Ontario—Massey Hall
October 16—Boston, Massachusetts—Berklee Performance Center
October 18—New York City, New York—Town Hall
October 19—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—Merriam Theater
October 21—Washington, D.C.—Lisner Auditorium