Vy Higginsen’s Gospel Choir of Harlem is taking the stage with Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam for the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence event at New York’s Beacon Theatre on September 25 – the Congressionally-designated date to remember murder victims. Vedder will also take the stage with previously announced artists Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash and Marc Cohn.
Tickets are on sale at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/3B005106BA741DB9 and all Ticketmaster locations.
The Beacon Theatre is among 250 venues nationwide where more than 1,000 artists will lend their voices and mobilize to make the country’s epidemic of gun violence a voting issue in the November elections. Spearheaded by Massachusetts-based Stop Handgun Violence (SHV) partnering with Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence and dozens of other organizations, the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence will feature performances at a diverse array of venues ranging from churches and school gymnasiums to honkytonks, theatres and hotel rooftops.
Other conrcerts are being held at The Rooftop at The Standard, Downtown LA in Los Angeles, Lola’s Trailer Park in Fort Worth, TX, the Brighton Music Hall in Boston and the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA. Organizers say artists will give voice to the more than five hundred thousand Americans murdered by a firearm since the mass shooting at the University of Texas on Aug. 1, 1966.
“Every day in America over 90 people die and 200 are injured from largely preventable gun violence. It’s time we all take a stand against the epidemic of gun violence and hold our elected officials accountable. This coast-to-coast concert and mobilizing effort will ensure that gun violence prevention is front and center in the November elections and beyond,” SHV Founder John Rosenthal said.
Visit www.ConcertAcrossAmerica.org for more information.