Stephen Stills and his wife, Kristen, are hosting an all-star concert to benefit Autism Speaks.
The couple, whose son Henry has Asperger's syndrome, have put together a lineup for Light Up the Blues that includes Crosby, Stills & Nash, Ryan Adams, Rickie Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams, Don Felder, Christopher Stills and the Miracle Project Fly Singers. Jack Black will emcee the April 13 fundraiser at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, and actors Amy Brenneman, Paul Adestein, David Marciano and Michael Chiklis will participate in the program. Tickets ($38.50-$125, with VIP packages available) go on sale Friday at AXS.com.
Henry Stills was featured in the 2007 HBO documentary Autism: The Musical.
Autism is a neurodevelopment disorder characterized by problems with social interaction, communication and restricted interests and behaviors. An estimated one in 88 children in the U.S. have an autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The event is tied to Autism Awareness Month and benefits the science and advocacy organization founded by former GE vice chairman Bob Wright and wife Suzanne, who have a grandson with autism.