Hilary Saunders is a writer, editor, and proud alumna of The U. She firmly believes that rock and roll can save the world.
Benefit Concerts To The Rescue!
Celebrity Charities – Benefit shows certainly have their place in rock and roll history – The Concert for Bangladesh, Live Aid, Farm Aid, The Concert for New York City, to name just a few.
But 2012 may have already established itself as the year of the benefit show, as major acts like Jay-Z, Coldplay, Mumford and Sons, My Morning Jacket, and The Swell Season have all announced major headlining shows where proceeds will be donated to the band’s favorite causes. Check out some of the concert info and charity specifics below.
Dates: February 6 at 8pm and February 7 at 9:30pm
Venue: Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY
Tickets: On sale Monday, January 30 at 11am via Carnegie Hall
Charity: United Way of New York City and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation
Artist: The Swell Season
Dates: February 12 at 8pm
Venue: McCabes Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA
Tickets: Sold out, but check back here for more information
Charity: Camp Cocker and the Batonga Foundation
Artist: Mumford and Sons, Reggie Watts, Coldplay, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Russell Brand, and more at the first-ever Secret Policeman’s Ball in the United States
Dates: March 4
Venue: Radio City Music Hall, New York City, NY
Tickets: On sale Monday, January 30 at Ticketmaster or on Facebook
Charity: Amnesty International
Artist: My Morning Jacket headlining the 10th annual Forecastle Festival
Dates: July 13-15
Venue: Waterfront Park, Louisville, KY
Tickets: On sale now at Forecastle’s website
Charity: The Forecastle Foundation