“Boston Strong” Concert to Benefit Marathon Bombing Victims, Feature Aerosmith and New Kids on the Block
“Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration” will be held on May 30 to honor and benefit the victims of last month’s Boston Marathon bombing. Among the announced performers for the concert are New Kids on the Block, Aerosmith, Jason Aldean, Boston, Jimmy Buffett, Dane Cook, Extreme, Godsmack, The J. Geils Band, Carole King, James Taylor, and Steven Wright.
Tickets for the event at TD Garden arena will go on sale on Monday. Proceeds from the concert will go toward The One Fund Boston, which was set up to support those most affected by the violence. “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,” said Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block in a statement. “Hopefully this event will not only raise money, but spirits as well.”
James Taylor added, “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.” Gossip Cop will have more information about the event as it comes together.