More than 100 venues will be hosting events Sept. 25 as part of “The Concert Across America To End Gun Violence.” Jackson Browne and Rosanne Cash are just a few of the artists taking part.
Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, Calif.
July 12, 2009
The nationwide performances are being held Sept. 25 to coincide with the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. Concert Across America’s website explains, “While two out of every three victims are killed with a firearm, the day of ‘remembrance’ is the only thing Congress has done to acknowledge this loss. And while we need to be respectful of what this day stands for, we must also demand that Congress mandates a background check for every gun sale, too.”
Although attendees are encourage to invite their elected officials, the Concert Across America is not a political event. The mission of the events is to “remember the tremendous loss of life that gun violence has cost our communities.” Local organizers can fundraise for a local gun violence prevention (GVP) partner or a local domestic violence shelter.
Some shows take place at traditional venues like New York’s Beacon Theatre and Boston’s Brighton Music Hall, while others are scheduled at churches, school gymnasiums, craft breweries, coffee houses and hotel rooftops.
Along with Jackson Browne and Rosanne Cash, the Beacon Theatre is hosting Marc Cohn and Harlem’s Gospel for Teens.
The Fillmore, Detroit, Mich.
May 4, 2016
On the other side of the country, Los Angeles’ Downtown L.A. Standard has lined up Don Felder (formerly of Eagles), Ryan Cabrera, The Gay Men’s Chorus of L.A., Sam Harris of X Ambassadors, Sebastian Kole and a “very special Grammy nominated guest artist.” Your host is Ed Begley, Jr.
Threadgill’s World Headquarters in Austin will feature performances from Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock, SaulPaul and more.
The lineups for some events are yet to be announced.
Fox Tucson Theatre, Tucson, Ariz.
February 19, 2015
Tickets for select shows are available now. The Beacon Theatre’s onsale begins Aug. 12. Many events are free.
The Concert Across America To End Gun Violence is brought to you by Stop Handgun Violence (SHV), Faiths United To Prevent Gun Violence, and dozens of other organizations.
Head over to ConcertAcrossAmerica.org for more information and to find an event near you.