CULTURE Paul Simon to donate festival proceeds to environmental orgs

CULTURE

Paul Simon to donate festival proceeds to environmental orgs

AP

04:10, April 24, 2019

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Singer-songwriter Paul Simon performing in Flushing Meadows Corona Park during the final stop of his Homeward Bound - The Farewell Tour in New York on Sept. 22, 2018. (Photo: AP)

Paul Simon is donating all net proceeds from his 2019 Outside Lands Festival performance to two environmental organizations.

Simon announced Tuesday that his Aug. 11 performance will benefit the San Francisco Parks Alliance and Friends of the Urban Forest.

The Outside Lands Festival will take place Aug. 9-11 at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Other performers will include Childish Gambino, Kacey Musgraves, Mavis Staples, Twenty One Pilots, Lil Wayne, Blink-182 and Ella Mai.

Simon retired from touring last year but plans to perform occasionally at benefit concerts.

The 77-year-old says he’s “pleased to be playing in San Francisco with its well-deserved reputation for being in the forefront of environmental issues.”

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