Wyclef Jean, Paul Simon and Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler have joined the long list of stars who will salute Willie Nelson at a tribute concert.

The show, dubbed WILLIE NELSON AND FRIENDS: LIVE AND KICKIN', takes place at New York's Beacon Theatre today (09APR03), in honour of Nelson's upcoming 70th birthday on 30 April (03).

Jean, Simon and Tyler join previously announced participants Ray Charles, Kenny Chesney, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Toby Keith, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lyle Lovett, John Mellencamp, Shelby Lynne, RAY PRICE, LEON RUSSELL, Shania Twain and ZZ Top.

Whoopi Goldberg, Ethan Hawke, Matthew Mcconaughey and ALI McGRAW are among the celebrities scheduled to appear at the concert, which will air in America on Memorial Day (26MAY03).