[UPDATE 3/4/22]: Love Rocks NYC has announced a free livestream of its sixth annual benefit for God’s Love We Deliver and New York’s Beacon Theatre on Thursday, March 10th at 8:00 p.m. ET via FANS.
Music-lovers in NYC and elsewhere can now experience this memorable night of music by signing up to receive a free livestream link or donating to the fundraising effort online via the Love Rocks NYC website.
The star-studded event, presented by the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, has also announced the addition of Ben Harper to the lineup. He’ll join and already impressive roster of artists including Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos, Mavis Staples, Warren Haynes, Maggie Rose, Jimmy Vivino, and more.
Executive produced by international fashion designer John Varvatos, NYC real estate broker and concert producer Greg Williamson, and concert/events producer Nicole Rechter and hosted by Mario Cantone, Kiefer Sutherland, Gina Gershon, Steve Schirripa, and Michelle Buteau, Love Rocks NYC will support and honor the work of God’s Love We Deliver, the cherished New York-based nonprofit organization which has delivered nearly 30 million meals to people in need. The organization, which was founded during the AIDS pandemic in 1985, has been an essential services provider during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, the organization cooked and delivered more than 2.6 million medically tailored 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.
Tune in on here on Thursday, March 10th, 2022.
[2/15/22]: Love Rocks NYC will return to the Beacon Theatre in 2022 with a lineup featuring Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos, Mavis Staples, Warren Haynes, and more. Hosted by Mario Cantone, Kiefer Sutherland, Gina Gershon, Steve Schirripa, and Michelle Buteau, the sixth edition of the benefit concert for God’s Love We Deliver will occur on March 10th.
Led by music director and band leader Will Lee (The CBS Orchestra), the lineup also features Hozier, 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. The house band will consist of Steve Gadd (James Taylor, Eric Clapton), Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live), Eric Krasno (Soulive), 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). Ken Dashow of Q104.3 Radio will also serve as the evening’s “voice of God.”
Back in 2020, Love Rocks NYC arrived on the precipice of COVID’s total shutdown of live music. The pandemic-altered event—which allowed only performers, essential personnel, credentialed members of the press, and immediate family—served as the last gasp from New York City before going into lockdown. Last year, Love Rocks NYC returned to the Beacon Theatre—audiences, however, did not—as an array of performers delivered a fan-less livestream.
While the pandemic shook the foundation of Love Rocks NYC, it did not falter the mission of God’s Love We Deliver. Last year alone, the non-profit delivered more than 2.6 million medically tailored meals to nearly 10,000 New Yorkers living with and affected by severe illness. Found in 1985 during the AIDS epidemic, God’s Love We Deliver will celebrate an extraordinary milestone this spring with the delivery of its 30 millionth meal.
A pre-sale for tickets to Love Rocks NYC 2022 begins on Thursday at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday at 10 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster. For more information visit the event website.
Love Rocks NYC 2022 Lineup Announcement Video