Featuring a Star-Studded Line-Up of Musical Talent
Audiences will return for the 2022 Love Rocks NYC annual benefit concert on tap for March 10th. The 6th annual fundraising extravaganza is back at the iconic Beacon Theatre after going virtual last year. Presented by The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, the funds raised will benefit one of New York City’s most adored non-profit organizations, God’s Love We Deliver. This year also marks a milestone in the charity’s history, serving up 30 million meals to those New Yorkers in need come Spring. Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster February 18th.
This year’s hosts are Mario Cantone, Kiefer Sutherland, Gina Gershon, Steve Schirripa and Michelle Buteau. The concert will be executive produced by iconic international fashion designer John Varvatos, NYC real estate broker and prominent concert producer Greg Williamson and concert/events producer Nicole Rechter.
THE LINE UP
The star-studded line-up will feature Keith Richards and the X-Pensive Winos (Waddy Wachtel, Steve Jordan, Ivan Neville and Charlie Drayton, Mavis Staples, Hozier, Warren Haynes, Melissa Etheridge, Allison Russell, Larkin Poe, Tyler Bryant, David Shaw (The Revivalists), Anders Osborne, Celisse, Jimmy Vivino, Maggie Rose, Connor Kennedy (Steely Dan) and more to be announced. This will also mark the first time in 30 years that Keith Richards and The X-Pensive Winos will perform together live.
Will Lee (CBS Orchestra) will return as musical director and band leader to the house band of Steve Gadd (James Taylor, Eric Clapton), Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live), Eric Krasno (Soulive, Phil Lesh & Friends), Larry Campbell (Levon Helm, Bob Dylan), Jeff Young (Jackson Browne, Sting, Donald Fagen), Pedrito Martinez (Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Camila Cabello) and Ricky Peterson (Fleetwood Mac, David Sanborn, Prince, George Benson).
The previous LOVE ROCKS NYC concerts have featured a stellar roster of music stars from legendary headliners like Robert Plant, Joe Walsh, Jon Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews, Emmylou Harris, Chris and Rich Robinson, Sheryl Crow, Buddy Guy, Billy F. Gibbons, Ziggy Marley, Cyndi Lauper and Ann Wilson to contemporary stars like Andra Day, Sara Bareilles, Gary Clark Jr., Yola, Leon Bridges, Marcus King, Nathaniel Rateliff, Hozier and The War and Treaty. 2022 will be no exception!
ABOUT GOD'S LOVE WE DELIVER
God’s Love We Deliver improves the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition. They prepare and deliver nutritious, high-quality meals to people who, because of their illness, are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves. All their services are free to their clients.
Founded during the AIDS pandemic in 1985, GLWD has been an essential services provider during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, the organization cooked and delivered more than 2.6 million meals to nearly 10,000 New Yorkers living with and affected by severe illness, and its staff and volunteers continue to work tirelessly to meet the ever-growing demand for its services.
The five annual Love Rocks NYC concerts have raised $20 million dollars and helped to fund 2 million meals to New Yorkers in need. The benefit concert highlights the charity’s continued mission of providing life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling for people in the New York Metropolitan area living with severe illness.
The power of music to deliver important messaging on social issues and to raise awareness of important charitable work is a beautiful and very Socially Sparked thing. We commend the organizers of Love Rocks NYC and the many musicians, actors and audiences who contribute to making the Love Rocks NYC charity concert a fundraising success year after year. Can’t wait for 2022’s event where everyone comes together for one common goal: to help feed New Yorkers who are too sick to cook or shop for themselves, and do it through the healing power of live music! – We are Socially Sparked. Tweet us @sosparked news & @asparks01