You knew it was coming and it was just taking a bit to get organized! Some HUGE names of Boston music and beyond have officially signed on to perform “Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration” that will take part of the TD Garden on May 30th.
Those confirmed include: 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. All proceeds will benefit The One Fund Boston that was set up by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to help the people most affected by the Boston marathon bombings on April 15.
Don Law, President of Live Nation New England announced with the following statement, “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.”
Donnie Wahlberg of the New Kids On The Blog said, “Like so many other proud Bostonians who have been extremely generous, we are honored to step up and do our part to help the victims and their families. Hopefully this event will not only raise money, but spirits as well.” Um, I know seeing New Kids would lift my spirit!
For tickets, you can snag them up on ticketmaster.com and livenation.com/vip. They are priced anywhere from $35 to $285 and they will go on sale on May 6th at 10AM.
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