Five former presidents hurricane relief concert: When is it, how to watch it live

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Former U.S. presidents (L-R) Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and President Barak Obama in 2013 at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Paul Morse/George W. Bush Presidential Center via Getty Images)

All five living former U.S. presidents will come together in Texas on Saturday night for a hurricane relief fundraising concert. The event will be live streamed.

“Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal” is the latest chapter of an initiative first launched in early September to raise money and awareness for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Soon after former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush and Jimmy Carter launched their “One America Appeal,” they expanded its focus to include areas most affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

All five living former U.S. presidents will attend a hurricane relief concert at Texas A&M University on Oct. 21. “Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal” will feature Alabama, the Gatlin Brothers, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, Yolanda Adams, and several others music acts, according to The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation. County music star Lee Greenwood will emcee the event. 

Sadly, the five former leaders of the free world won’t be playing in the world’s most exclusive band on Saturday night. But they will speak about volunteerism, first responders and other important topics in the middle of a program that’s slated to include performances by Alabama, the Gatlins, Lyle Lovett, Yolanda Adams, Robert Earl Keen and others.

Here’s what you need to know about “Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal:”

WHEN: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. (Central Time), Saturday, Oct. 21.

WHERE: Reed Arena, Texas A&M University

TICKETS: Sold out within 24 hours, a spokesperson said. Some 11,000 people will attend, including all five living former U.S. presidents.

HOW TO WATCH: The concert will be livestreamed at the One America Appeal site at youtube.com/OneAmericaAppeal 

HOW YOU CAN DONATE: Text “ONEAMERICA” TO 50555 to give $10. Or go to www.oneamericaappeal.org to donate any amount.

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