Kristen and Stephen Stills are hosting the Light Up The Blues Concert—An Evening of Music to Benefit Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. The fundraiser, emceed by Jack Black, is set for Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 PM.

An all-star line-up of performers includes: Crosby, Stills and Nash (CSN), Ryan Adams, Rickie Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams, Don Felder, Chris Stills, The Miracle Project Fly Singers, plus surprise guests. Actors Amy Brenneman, Max Burkholder, David Marciano, and Michael Chiklis will also be part of the program.

The event spotlights Light It Up Blue, Autism Speaks' annual global awareness and fundraising campaign celebrated by the international Autism community during World Autism Awareness Day and throughout Autism Awareness Month in April. Proceeds from the Light Up The Blues Concert will go towards Autism Speaks’ research and advocacy efforts for families and individuals impacted by the disorder.

VIP Preferred Seating Packages for Light Up The Blues will go on sale March 13 on the CSN official website (for details, www.crosbystillsnash.com). Seated Tickets ranging in price from $85 to $125 and Standing Room tickets for $38.50 go on sale to the public on March 15 at 10 AM and will be available at www.AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or 888-929-7849 (applicable fees may apply). Tickets may also be purchased from 10AM-5PM, Mon-Fri, at the STAPLES Center Box Office (1111 S. Figueroa St., 90015), or at the Club Nokia box office (800 W. Olympic Blvd., 90015), open after 5PM on show days. No fees are charged at either box office. Additional sponsor packages are available through Autism Speaks. For more information contact: Venas Matthews-Bazin at venas.matthews-bazin@autismspeaks.org.

“As parents of a child on the Autism Spectrum, we recognize the ongoing challenges of every family impacted by this baffling disorder and wish to be part of a community that seeks solutions, and offers support,” says Kristen & Stephen Stills. “Light Up The Blues,” will celebrate the many gifts of autistic individuals, while supporting Autism Speaks in their mission to raise awareness and continue to enact their successful advocacy on behalf of all those who navigate through the journey of Autism."

Light It Up Blue begins the evening of April 2 on World Autism Awareness Day. Throughout April, countless iconic buildings, landmarks, hotels, sporting venues, concert halls, museums, bridges, and retail stores along with hundreds of thousands of businesses, homes and communities worldwide participate in Light It Up Blue to help shine a bright light on Autism. Additional ways everyone can participate in Light It Up Blue include: Illuminate: Change your white bulbs to blue. Light up your home, business, school, place of worship or even your website blue to show your support; Donate: Text Autism to 25383 to donate $10 to Autism Speaks or make a donation on www.LightItUpBlue.org; Advocate: Take action as Autism Speaks calls on President Obama and Congress to develop and implement a comprehensive national plan to address autism and sign a petition on www.LightItUpBlue.org.

Source: PR Newswire

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