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27Jan/17

LOVE ROCKS NYC! A CHANGE IS GONNA COME: CELEBRATING SONGS OF PEACE, LOVE, AND HOPE

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Who: Joe Walsh, Mavis Staples, Jackson Browne, Cyndi Lauper, Warren Haynes, Gary Clark Jr., Michael McDonald, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Aaron Neville, CeCe Winans, Dr. John, Keb’ Mo, Marc Cohn, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Sam Moore, William Bell, Lisa Fischer, Anthony Hamilton, Joan Osborne, Amy Helm, Catherine Russell, Jackie Greene, Marcus King, Tash Neal, more
What: Benefit concert for God’s Love We Deliver
Where: Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at 75th St.
When: Thursday, March 9, $99 - $2,499, 7:30
Why: Ticket go on sale to the general public on January 28 at 12 noon for “LOVE ROCKS NYC! A Change Is Gonna Come: Celebrating Songs of Peace, Love and Hope,” an all-star benefit concert raising money for the New York City nonprofit, nonsectarian organization God’s Love We Deliver, which, since 1985, has dedicated itself “to improve the health and well-being of men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition.” Presented by fashion designer John Varvatos and real estate executive Greg Williamson at the Beacon Theatre on March 9, the evening will feature performances by Joe Walsh, Mavis Staples, Jackson Browne, Cyndi Lauper, Warren Haynes, Gary Clark Jr., Michael McDonald, Aaron Neville, CeCe Winans, Dr. John, Keb’ Mo, and more, with the house band consisting of Will Lee, Paul Shaffer, Steve Gadd, Shawn Pelton, Eric Krasno, Larry Campbell, and Jeff Young. (A more complete list can be found above.) The name of the concert comes from Sam Cooke’s R&B classic, “A Change Is Gonna Come,” which continues to be as relevant today as it ever was. (Chase Cardmember Preferred Seating is available now here.)

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