New Jersey has produced some legendary musical talent over the years and now all of the Garden State greats are coming together to perform at the Jersey 4 Jersey Benefit Show in support the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund.
The star-studded event will feature some of the state’s biggest musicians participating from their homes, including Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Tony Bennett, Halsey, SZA and Charlie Puth. These artists will be joined by other Jersey-bred talents including Jon Stewart, Danny DeVito, Whoopi Goldberg, Chelsea Handler, Kelly Ripa, Chris Rock and New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley.
The Jersey 4 Jersey will be broadcast at 7:00 pm EST on Wednesday, 22 April, on Apple Music and AppleTV apps, worldwide. It will also be broadcast live and rebroadcast five times on E Street Radio on SiriusXM, currently free on the SiriusXM app, as well as local TV and radio stations. Visit the official event site for local broadcast details.
This special event will also include first-hand accounts from front-line workers and citizens impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“New Jersey is on the front lines of this pandemic, making it more important than ever for us to do what Jersey does best – take care of one another,” said New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy. “That’s why we’re asking everyone in our state to join the NJPRF and some of New Jersey’s finest for some much-needed musical entertainment, levity and Jersey Pride during these unprecedented times.”
The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF) was launched on 24 March to marshal resources to meet critical needs and fight the economic and social impact of COVID-19 within New Jersey.
NJPRF will provide grants to existing organizations with a demonstrated track record of caring for vulnerable communities. One hundred percent of every dollar received online by NJPRF will go to organizations that provide essential services to those in need and to assist those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, singer Jon Bon Jovi enlisted fans to help write a new track called ‘Do What You Can’, inspired by stories of perseverance during the coronavirus pandemic. So far, he’s has received thousands of proposals online, some of which he works into performances of the song that he broadcasts online from his home in New Jersey.