Stephen Stills to Host Autism Benefit


Stephen Stills is set to take on the dual role of host and performer this weekend, as the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will lead the Light Up the Blues benefit concert Saturday night (7:30 p.m.) at the Roxy in Hollywood.

Stills will take the stage as part of Crosby, Stills and Nash, and the Autism Speaks event also features Lucinda Williams, Rickie Lee Jones, Don Felder, Ryan Adams and several others.  Actor Jack Black will emcee the show.

“It’s the first time I’ve hosted a large benefit,” Stills told the L.A. Times. “Usually Graham [Nash] and his organization have done this for all kinds of causes. I’ve never fronted one.”

Co-organized with his wife Kristen, Light Up the Blues is yet another way Stills has supported autism research.  The decorated guitarist has a 16-year-old son, Henry, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, which is related to autism.

The concert will be filmed for an upcoming video release coinciding with Autism Awareness Month in April.

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