Iconic fashion designer John Varvatos and NYC real estate executive and God’s Love supporter Greg Williamson are proud to present “LOVE ROCKS NYC! A Change Is Gonna Come: Celebrating Songs of Peace, Love and Hope,” thefirst-ever benefit concert for God’s Love We Deliver, at the historic Beacon Theatre in NYC on Thursday March 9. The concert will support and honor the work of the cherished New York-based not-for profit-organization, which is celebrating its 31st anniversary.
Drawing inspiration from iconic musical pioneer Sam Cooke and his legendary hit, “A Change Is Gonna Come,” the marquee event will unite new and existing supporters of God’s Love We Deliver in their mission to change the lives they serve for the better together through music – the universal language that speaks to all. It will also highlight the charity’s continued success of providing life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling for people in the New York Metropolitan area living with severe illness.
The all-star lineup will feature a range of legendary and contemporary Grammy award winners, nominees and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees spanning rock, pop, blues and soul. The artists will include Joe Walsh, Mavis Staples, Jackson Browne, Cyndi Lauper, Warren Haynes, Michael McDonald, Gary Clark Jr., Susan Tedeschi, Aaron Neville, Derek Trucks, Dr. John, CeCe Winans, Keb’ Mo, Marc Cohn, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Sam Moore, William Bell, Lisa Fischer, Anthony Hamilton, Joan Osborne, Amy Helm, Catherine Russell, Jackie Greene, Marcus King, Tash Neal and more!
The stellar house band will include musical director Will Lee (The CBS Orchestra), 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).
Tickets sales will go live on Ticketmaster at 12noonET on January 28, 2017 through Ticketmaster Charge By Phone (1-866-858-0008), www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster Outlets. All proceeds of the concert will directly benefit God’s Love We Deliver.