Urban, Avetts play Grammy benefit
Thursday, June 10, 2010
– Keith Urban will headline the Grammy Foundation's benefit Starry Night concert on July 23 at the LA Tennis Center at the University of California, Los Angeles.
The Avett Brothers will open the evening.
"Being a part of this concert, supporting the efforts of the Grammy Foundation and the Southern California Tennis Association Foundation, is something that I feel very strongly about, because I know firsthand what art, music and sport can do for our youth," Urban said.
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