John Mellencamp is set to headline the inaugural Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M) Gala Night benefit concert on April 11 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas. The show takes place on the first night of a two-day fundraising event co-organized by University of Texas football coach Mack Brown, country musician Jack Ingram and actor Matthew McConaughey that will support select charities that focus on empowering children.
"John is one of my all-time favorite musicians and a man I call a friend," says McConaughey in a statement. "He's someone who has put his best foot forward to help others in need and I am honored and proud to have him perform at this event."
Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday at 11 a.m. ET at ACL-Live.com.
Other events scheduled in conjunction with the MJ&M benefit include a celebrity golf tournament and a fashion show, as well as an April 12 concert at the Moody Theater featuring Ingram and Kris Kristofferson.
Mellencamp's MJ&M performance currently is the only concert the singer/songwriter has on his 2013 schedule.
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