'Boston Strong' concert, featuring Aerosmith, others, will benefit victims fund (+video)
Tickets go on sale May 6 for an event featuring New Kids on the Block, James Taylor, Aerosmith, and other performers with Boston roots. Proceeds from the May 30 Boston Strong concert will go to the One Fund Boston, set up for victims of the marathon bombings.
The concert, scheduled for May 30 in Boston’s TD Garden arena, will benefit the One Fund Boston, a charity set up after the April 15 marathon attacks to benefit people who were injured or who lost family members.
“I find myself searching for words today,” said Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block, the group that kick-started the event, in announcing the concert Friday. “We all feel compelled to fight back, to step up” after the attacks in his home city. “As artists, this is our way to do it.”
“Hopefully this event will not only raise money, but spirits as well,” he added.
Organizers said the performers will include (in alphabetical order) Aerosmith, Jason Aldean, Boston, Jimmy Buffett, Extreme, Godsmack, The J. Geils Band, Carole King, New Kids on the Block, and James Taylor. Comedians Dane Cook and Steven Wright will also appear.