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25Jul/18

TICKET ALERT — THE LANTERN TOUR: CONCERT FOR MIGRANT AND REFUGEE FAMILIES

Emmylou Harris will be joined by Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin, Lila Downs, Graham Nash, and others when socially conscious Lantern Tour comes to NYC

Emmylou Harris will be joined by Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin, Lila Downs, Graham Nash, and others when socially conscious Lantern Tour comes to NYC

Who: Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin, Lila Downs, Graham Nash, special guests
What: The Lantern Tour, benefit concert for the Women’s Refugee Commission
Where: The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd St. between Sixth Ave. & Broadway, 212-840-2824
When: Sunday, October 28, $52 - $252, 7:00 — tickets go on sale July 26 at 12 noon
Why: From October 23 to 28, the Lantern Tour: Concerts for Migrant and Refugee Families will make stops in Nashville, Washington DC, New Jersey, and Boston before finishing up at the Town Hall here in New York City. Tickets go on sale July 26 at 12 noon for the finale, which will feature acoustic performances by Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin, Lila Downs, Graham Nash, and special guests, raising money for the Women’s Refugee Commission, which seeks to “improve the lives and protect the rights of women, children, and youth displaced by conflict and crisis.” Thus, the main focus of the evening will be on the immigration battle going on in the United States involving President Donald Trump, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), and immigrants and refugees fighting to enter or stay in the country and be reunited with their families. “The Women’s Refugee Commission has been on the front lines in advocating for the safety of women and children. Their work is as remarkable as it is critical, especially right now,” Harris said in a statement. Michelle Brané, director of the commission’s Migrant Rights and Justice program, added, “This administration tore children away from parents trying to save their lives by asserting their legal right to asylum with no intention of reunifying them. It is imperative that we all raise our voices against these dystopian policies. Art and music have long been an important part of advancing social change, and we are thrilled to be partnering with such a remarkable group of talented musicians committed to justice.”

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