Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, and Sting will perform that will benefit the New Yorkers hit by coronavirus pandemic.
Tina Fey will host the virtual event titled, Rise Up New York!, and will be broadcasted at 7 PM ET on May 11. The upcoming benefit for New Yorkers affected by COVID-19 was organized by iHeartMedia and Robin Hood, an organization that provides help to “low-income New Yorkers escape poverty’s grasp.”
Mariah Carey will also be among the performers for the event and non-performing guests will join the lineup such as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Robert De Niro, Chris Rock, Jimmy Fallon, Spike Lee, Barbra Streisand, Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bette Midler, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, Idina Menzel, Christopher Jackson, Sutton Foster, Ben Platt and New York Giants players Eli Manning, Michael Strahan, Justin Tuck, and Phil Simms.
Rise Up New York! will also feature the stories of those New Yorkers who are on the front lines amid the pandemic outbreak, COVID-19.
“New York City is at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. This crisis has created a whole new set of challenges for the millions of New Yorkers who already struggled to make ends meet,” Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore statement (via Billboard). “This is a moment where we rise up together as a community in support of our neighbors and in support of one another.”
100% of donations will go directly to Robin Hood’s relief efforts, providing food, shelter, educational support and other services. The special broadcast will air nationally on CNBC, through iHeartMedia and Entercom broadcast radio stations, via News 12, Spectrum News NY1, SiriusXM and all New York City TV stations.