Keith Richards, Fagen, Gibbons +: Benefit Concert

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The 2018 edition of Love Rocks NYC! will take place Thursday, March 15 at Manhattan’s famed Beacon Theatre. On March 8, the all-star celebration, supporting the charity God’s Love We Deliver, added Keith Richards to its already formidable lineup.

The event will also bring together such artists as Donald Fagen, Norah Jones, Ann Wilson, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Patty Smyth, Mavis Staples, Ziggy Marley, Emmylou Harris, Gary Clark Jr., Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, Lucinda Williams, Warren Haynes, Marc Cohn, Amy Helm, Ivan Neville and more to raise funds and awareness for the charity (more information below).

For ticket information, go here.

The second annual show is described as “a marquee event that unites new and existing supporters of God’s Love We Deliver and allows people to celebrate their passion for this beloved charity through music—the universal language that speaks to us all. For one amazing night each year, the stage of the historic Beacon Theatre is electrified with world-class talent—brought together to support a fantastic cause.”

Watch Jackson Browne and Michael McDonald at the 2017 event

Last year’s inaugural four-hour event featured Bill Murray as guest MC plus performances by Bruce Willis, Amy Helm, Jackie Greene, Staples, Keb’ Mo’, Tash Neal, Gibbons, Anthony Hamilton, Catherine Russell, Cece Winans, Clark, William Bell, Haynes, Cohn, Patty Smyth, John McEnroe, Michael McDonald, Sam Moore, Joe Walsh, Lisa Fischer, Jackson Browne, Blind Boys Of Alabama, Aaron Neville, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks and Dr. John.

Related: Read our report on last year’s event

The Beacon marquee from the 2017 show

The house band, back from last year, will include musical director Will Lee (the CBS Orchestra), plus Paul Shaffer (the CBS Orchestra), Steve Gadd (James Taylor, Eric Clapton), Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live), Eric Krasno (Soulive, Phil Lesh & Friends), Larry Campbell (Levon Helm, Bob Dylan) and Jeff Young (Jackson Browne).

God’s Love We Deliver is the New York metropolitan area’s leading provider of life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling for people living with severe illnesses. Begun as an HIV/AIDS service organization in 1985, God’s Love cooks and home-delivers more than 1.7 million meals annually for people living with 200 different diagnoses, and is a non-sectarian organization.

All proceeds from Love Rocks NYC! benefit God’s Love We Deliver. For tickets and further information, go here.

Watch a promotional video about last year’s Love Rocks NYC!


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