VetsAid 2023 to feature Eagles’ Joe Walsh at benefit concert

SAN DIEGO — Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Joe Walsh of the Eagles and an all-star musical lineup will perform in San Diego this fall to raise money for VetsAid. The Walsh-led nonprofit, which benefits charity organizations that aid U.S. military veterans, has disbursed $3 million in grants since its inception in 2017.

The seventh annual VetsAid concert will be held Nov. 12 at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in Chula Vista. Besides Walsh, the lineup includes two other Rock Hall inductees: Jeff Lynne, who will perform with the latest iteration of his string-driven band, ELO; and Stephen Stills, who is billed as a special guest.

Also confirmed for the show are Flaming Lips, The War on Drugs and Lucius, the acclaimed indie-pop band co-led by singers Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig. Apart from special guest Stills, all of the concert’s artists are scheduled to perform full sets at the concert, which has a 5 p.m. starting time. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 18.

Walsh, 75, is the son of a former U.S. military officer. His father, a first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force was killed in a 1949 crash while stationed on Okinawa.

His late dad partly inspired Walsh and his wife, Marjorie, to launch VetsAid.

This year’s edition of the concert will use the money it raises for grants that will exclusively be given to military veterans-focused charity organizations based in Southern California, or that have operations on the ground in Southern California.

Grant applications are open now via the VetsAid website:

“VetsAid is back for 2023 and we’re taking it outside in beautiful San Diego to support California’s veteran population.” Walsh said in a statement released Monday morning.

“My good buddy Jeff is bringing the ELO experience for their first show since 2019. The War on Drugs is one of my favorite bands out there doing it and I’m thrilled to be able to welcome them. The Flaming Lips are a perpetual joy machine that will dazzle our audience; if you know, you know and if you don’t — you will!

“Lucius are two spectacular vocal artists and songwriters that will take your breath away. And to top it all off, we have my dear friend and hero, Stephen Stills, joining as a special guest. My friends and I will see you under the stars!”

Tickets for the Nov. 12 San Diego VetsAid concert at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 18 at They are priced at $39.50 to $249.50 each, plus service charges.