Light Up The Blues 6

Concert to benefit Autism Speaks


Willie Nelson, Joe Walsh, and Sharon Van Etten have signed on to join Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Lukas Nelson + POTR, Chris Stills, Oliver Stills, and more, along with many special guests, in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 22 at the Greek Theatre for the Autism Speaks Light Up The Blues 6 Concert, presented by the Indianapolis Colts. Hosted once again by Kristen and Stephen Stills, and produced by Nederlander Concerts, the event will feature Jeff Garlin as emcee and presenters Amanda Kloots and Camryn Manheim, as well as performances by three autistic artists - rapper Rio “Soulshocka” Wyles, opera singer Amanda Anderson, and singer and guitarist Will Breman - and will begin at 7:00 PM PST.


Artist pre-sale begins Wednesday, February 15 at 10 a.m. PT. Public on-sale starts Friday, February 17 at 10 a.m. local via



The Light Up The Blues Concert returns for its sixth year after a three-year hiatus following the pandemic. The event will celebrate the autism community, while helping to fuel Autism Speaks’ mission to provide services and supports for the needs of all autistic individuals, across the spectrum and throughout the life span. Proceeds from the Light Up The Blues 6 Concert will go toward Autism Speaks’ efforts, which include funding life-enhancing research, increasing early childhood screening and interventions, and improving the transition to adulthood for people with autism.


“With this year’s stellar lineup — and an iconic venue in the Greek Theatre, our hometown favorite — I am itching to get on stage with this crew and support the efforts of Autism Speaks. It’s going to be another exciting and marvelous show!” said Stephen Stills.


“We are so grateful to have all of the incredible musicians and actors that we had lined up for the 2020 Light Up the Blues Concert return and show their dedication to helping people on the autism spectrum live life to the fullest. The event will unite families, friends, and communities to benefit this organization, which tirelessly strives to make a world of difference for people with autism and those who love and support them,” said Kristen Stills.


“We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the resiliency of the autism community over the last few years with the reintroduction of the Light Up The Blues 6 Concert,” said Keith Wargo, CEO & President, Autism Speaks. “The breadth of talent and diverse audiences that this event brings together reinforces a collective commitment to standing together and fostering understanding and inclusion for autistic individuals. We are proud to be a part of this incredible event as it continues to bring us closer to achieving a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential.”


Over the years, the Light Up the Blues Concert has featured artists including Neil Young, Crosby, Stills & Nash, John Mayer, Patti Smith, Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Beck, Burt Bacharach, Don Felder, Jakob Dylan, Nikka Costa, The War On Drugs, and more, and has raised millions of dollars in support of the work of Autism Speaks, helping to drive the organization’s mission.

Event Dates

  • Saturday, Apr 22 Greek Theatre, Los Angeles