Jimmy Buffett is but one of many stars that will perform at the TD Garden for the event. James Taylor, Jason Aldean, Aerosmith, and many more are on the list. For more information, visit aconcertforboston.org
Jimmy Buffett will perform later this month at a star-studded benefit show for the victims of the Boston bombings.
A burly line up of bands will play a “Boston Strong” benefit concert at the TD Garden on May 30th – with all funds going to help those most affected by the tragic events of April 15.
Beantown faves like Aerosmith, the J. Geils Band, New Kids on the Block, Extreme, and the band Boston will be joined by a host of American stars, like Carole King, James Taylor, Jason Aldean, Jimmy Buffett, and Godsmack, along with comics Dane Cook and Steven Wright.
The show – titled “Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration” – will take place at Boston’s TD Garden on May 30. Tickets go on sale Monday May 6 at 10 a.m. though Tickemaster.com. They’re priced between $35 and $285.
All monies will go to The One Fund Boston, set up by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.
“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. “Hopefully this event will not only raise money, but spirits as well.”
“The One Fund event at the Garden this May 30th is destined to be a true Boston landmark,” said James Taylor. “ 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.”
More artists will be added to the bill and announced soon.
It was certainly the top ticket of the season for Parrothead Nation, aka, the group of devoted fans who like nothing better than to dress up in wild garb, toss back a few margaritas and go see Buffett in concert. It’s a sizable contingent, enough to fill up all the arenas and amphitheaters, from coast to coast, where the 65-year-old troubadour usually performs.
Yet, he wasn’t playing a 20,000-capacity place like Mountain View’s Shoreline Amphitheatre (Buffett’s usual stamping ground in the Bay Area) this time around. He was performing before roughly 1,000 fans, who were lucky enough to score tickets to the sold-out show.
These fans certainly knew that it was a rare opportunity and thus acted like they’d just been handed winning lottery tickets. They showered Buffett with raucous applause and cheers throughout his two-hour-plus show.
Although he was performing in an intimate setting, Buffett didn’t cheat the crowd. Instead, the singer-songwriter-guitarist and his 10-piece Coral Reefer Band delivered their regular arena-sized production — and it was thrilling to witness that kind of firepower in such relatively cozy confines.
Buffett will take the stage at The Fillmore at 8 pm PT / 11 pm ET. Listen live on the web or on Sirius XM.
The show will benefit Jimmy’s charity Singing for Change, which offers competitive grants to progressive, community-based, nonprofit organizations that address the root causes of social and environmental problems.
Jimmy Buffett will perform a show in San Francisco in a couple weeks benefiting Singing for Change:
On Thursday, October 18th, Jimmy & the Coral Reefer Band will be performing a very special intimate concert at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA to benefit Singing for Change. The concert starts at 8pm (doors at 6pm), and tickets go on sale Monday, October 8th at 10am at Ticketmaster.
There is a two ticket limit per customer, and this is a Will Call only event. Each customer will need to bring their government-issued photo ID and credit card used to purchase the tickets to the box office window on the day of the concert to redeem the tickets. Once the ticket order is redeemed the customer must directly enter The Fillmore.
All will call tickets must be picked up by the card holder. Alternate names for Will Call will not be permitted. Ticketmaster at its discretion will cancel any and all orders with out notice that exceed the ticket limit. This includes duplicate orders having the same name, bill address or credit card.
Jimmy Buffett has recorded a public service announcement for the Save the Manatee Club in which he asks the public for support.
Save the Manatee Club is a nonprofit organization established by former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham and singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett. Their mission is to protect endangered manatees and their aquatic habitats for future generations. Visit their site at www.savethemanatee.org for more information.
A 2012 public service announcement for Save the Manatee Club (SMC) narrated by singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett, Co-Chair of the SMC Board of Directors. The PSA features captivating high definition video by SMC Executive Director Patrick Rose and Crystal River videographer, Tracy Colson. Broadcast quality of the TV PSA is available for download and in other formats by contacting Janice Nearing, the Club’s Director of Public Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.