Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Burt Bacharach, Judy Collins, Sheryl Crow, Beck, Patti Smith, Chris Stills, Oliver Stills, Benmont Tench, Mike Campbell, Steve Ferrone, and very special guests team up for the 5th Annual Light Up The Blues concert to benefit Autism Speaks on April 21st at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
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Additional guests on hand were Jack Black (emcee), Christina Applegate, Amy Brenneman, and Sarah Silverman.
Light Up The Blues, which promotes understanding and acceptance, was hosted by Kristen and Stephen Stills.
Now in its fifth year, Light Up the Blues is an evening of music to benefit Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. Light Up the Blues has featured artists including Crosby, Stills & Nash, John Mayer, Ryan Adams, Brandi Carlile, Don Felder, Jakob Dylan, Nikka Costa, The War On Drugs, and more. The events, which began in 2013, have raised over $1.8 million for Autism Speaks.
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication. We now know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, and each person with autism can have unique strengths and challenges. Most are caused by a combination of genetic and environmental influences, and many are accompanied by medical issues such as GI disorders, seizures, and sleep disturbances. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 1 in 68 children is on the autism spectrum.
About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. They do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism, and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. They empower people with autism and their families with resources, online tools, and information. Learn more at their website.