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      Willie Nelson, Neil Young to Play Benefit Concert in Fight Against Keystone XL Pipeline

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      A picture of the crop message created on the farm where the concert is to take place.
      Neil Young and Willie Nelson will be performing a benefit concert on a farm near Neligh to raise funds for groups fighting against the Keystone XL pipeline.

      Bold Nebraska announced Monday that the concert will take place on Sept. 27 at the farm of Art and Helen Tanderup, which sits on the route of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The farm is also the site where earlier this year protesters carved a giant anti-pipeline message in the crops for President Barack Obama.

      Proceeds from the concert will go to Bold Nebraska, Indigenous Environmental Network and the Cowboy & Indian Alliance, a group the Tanderups are also a part of.

      Pipeline critics hope the project will be rejected because they fear it could contaminate groundwater and contribute to pollution.

      TransCanada has said the pipeline will have upgraded safety measures and should be allowed. The company has already built and is operating the southern leg of the pipeline between Oklahoma and Texas, but President Obama still has to approve the part of the project that would cross Nebraska and the Canadian border.

      In addition to the performance by Neil Young and Willie Nelson, the "Harvest the Hope" concert will also feature performances by Frank Waln, a Native American hip-hop artist from the Rosebud Sioux tribe, and the "Stopping the Pipeline Rocks All-Stars," a collection of Nebraska artists.

      Tickets for the benefit concert go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 20.

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