For this special fifth anniversary, the Love Rocks NYC 2021 all-star line-up, led by Music Director and Band Leader Will Lee (The CBS Orchestra), will feature Sara Bareilles, Jon Bon Jovi, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr., Billy F Gibbons, Warren Haynes, Emily King, Ledisi, Pedrito Martinez, Tash Neal, Fantastic Negrito, Ivan Neville, Robert Randolph, Nathaniel Rateliff, Jimmy Vivino, Yola and more to be added.
This year’s event will be shown as a livestream event courtesy of streaming platform Fans.Live from the historic Beacon Theatre in NYC on Thursday, June 3. Fans anywhere can experience this memorable night of music by signing up at Love Rocks NYC’s website to receive a free livestream link, and also help support the organization through the special $20 = 2 Meals suggested donation option on the website.
The past four Love Rocks NYC benefit concerts have delivered a staggering array of music stars from legendary headliners such as Keith Richards, Dave Matthews, Mavis Staples, Robert Plant, Warren Haynes, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Guy, Andra Day, Ziggy Marley, Ann Wilson and Sheryl Crow to rising stars such as Leon Bridges, Marcus King, Allen Stone, Larkin Poe, Hozier and The War and Treaty, and 2021 will keep the momentum going!
The stellar house band will include Steve Gadd (James Taylor, Eric Clapton), Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live), Eric Krasno (Soulive, Phil Lesh & Friends), Larry Campbell (Levon Helm, Bob Dylan), Jeff Young (Jackson Browne, Sting, Donald Fagen) and Ricky Peterson (Fleetwood Mac, David Sanborn, Prince, George Benson). Ken Dashow of Q104.3 Radio will also serve as the evening’s “voice of god.”
Since launching in 2017, the annual Love Rocks NYC concerts have brought together an astonishing line-up of musical talent and have helped raise more than $13 million dollars to date and have helped to fund more than 1.3 million meals to New Yorkers in need. The benefit concert highlights 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.
This year’s concert event will also pay tribute to the NYC Frontline workers who have played a critical role in supporting the city during the pandemic. God’s Love We Deliver, which was founded during the AIDS pandemic in 1985, has been an essential services provider during COVID-19, and its staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly to continue to cook and home-deliver medically tailored meals to its clients living with severe illness, meeting the ever-growing demand for its services.