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In tough times, music is something that everyone can rally around and relate to. Following the emotional second half of April, Bostonians need (and deserve) an event to bring them together and share the communal happiness that music brings. Yesterday the president of Live Nation New England, Don Law, announced “Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration.”
This concert, which takes place at TD Garden on May 30, has numerous big names playing with many that have roots in Boston. The lineup is: Aerosmith, James Taylor, Boston, New Kids on the Block, the J. Geils Band, Godsmack, Extreme, Steven Wright, Dane Cook, Jason Aldean, Jimmy Buffett, and Carole King.
Law said in a press release, “Live Nation and TD Garden have hosted thousands of concerts over the years, but none with such a sense of purpose as ‘Boston Strong’. Boston is a city with strong roots, and homegrown artists reached out to us to see what could be done. We are proud to help solidify this huge concert line-up.”
One of those homegrown artists, James Taylor said, “The One Fund event at the Garden this May 30th is destined to be a true Boston landmark. From the promoters to the sound & lights, to the performers and the Garden staff; everyone involved has responded from the heart in a spontaneous and simultaneous desire to be there, and to do what we can for the city we love. I am honored to be a part of it, and…I can’t wait.”
100% of the proceeds of ticket sales will go to the One Fund; they will go on sale May 6 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.