LL COOL J FEATURING DJ Z-TRIP, SARA BAREILLES, EMILY KING AND PEDRITO MARTINEZ TO PERFORM DURING THE ONE-HOUR CONCERT SPECIAL "PLAY ON: CELEBRATING THE POWER OF MUSIC TO MAKE CHANGE," ON A NEW DATE AND TIME, TUESDAY, DEC. 15
Special Will Feature Performances from Iconic Music Venues in Los Angeles, Nashville and New York City with Special Guest Appearances by Bruce Springsteen, John Legend and Ringo Starr
CBS today announced that LL COOL J featuring DJ Z-Trip, Sara Bareilles, Emily King and Pedrito Martinez have been added to the superstar lineup of artists with special guest appearances by Bruce Springsteen, John Legend and Ringo Starr during the one-hour concert special, PLAY ON: CELEBRATING THE POWER OF MUSIC TO MAKE CHANGE, to be broadcast on a new date and time, Tuesday, Dec. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live on CBS All Access. The special will also be available to stream on YouTube after the initial broadcast, at 9:00 PM, PT. The benefit concert special, hosted by Kevin Bacon and Eve, will raise funds for two long-standing and vital philanthropic organizations, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and WhyHunger, through the Play On fund created by Sixdegrees.org, by amplifying awareness for transformational racial, social and food justice. During the broadcast, viewers can donate to the organizations by texting the code "PLAYON" to 44-321.
This memorable concert special will feature three stellar music lineups spanning genres from country and rock to hip hop and jazz/funk, with exciting artists just added to the performance lineups in New York City and Los Angeles. LL COOL J featuring DJ Z-Trip will now take over the hip hop portion of the lineup in what will be a magnetic performance at the famed Troubadour in Los Angeles. Also, additional artists at Apollo Theater in New York include Sara Bareilles, Emily King, Pedrito Martinez and Steve Jordan for a powerful and moving collaboration.
As previously announced, artists performing at the Troubadour include Gary Clark Jr. and Ziggy Marley with Andra Day. Artists at the legendary Apollo Theater include an electric performance by Jon Batiste, Machine Gun Kelly and an exclusive performance by Bon Jovi and artists at the historic Bluebird Café include Sheryl Crow, Maren Morris and Yola featuring The Highwomen.
For more information on the concert event and partner organizations, please visit PlayOnLive.org.
About NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Founded in 1940, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the nation's first civil and human rights law organization. LDF has been completely separate from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) since 1957 - although LDF was originally founded by the NAACP and shares its commitment to equal rights. LDF's Thurgood Marshall Institute is a multi-disciplinary and collaborative hub within LDF that launches targeted campaigns and undertakes innovative research to shape the civil rights narrative. In media attributions, please refer to us as the NAACP Legal Defense Fund or LDF. Follow LDF on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Founded in 1975 by the late musician and activist Harry Chapin and radio DJ Bill Ayres, WhyHunger believes a world without hunger is possible. We provide critical resources to support grassroots movements and fuel community solutions rooted in social, environmental, racial and economic justice. A four-star rated charity by Charity Navigator, with highest ratings for excellence in fiscal management accountability and transparency, WhyHunger is working to end hunger and advance the human right to nutritious food in the U.S. and around the world. 86 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to programmatic work. Learn more at whyhunger.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Golden Globe-winning actor, musician, and philanthropist Kevin Bacon launched SixDegrees.Org (Sixdegrees) at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. The nonprofit has partnered with institutions like the University of Maryland and Stanford University to launch projects that promote giving for a variety of causes. SixDegrees makes it easy for celebrities to give a small amount of their time and lend their influence for good. The charity has coordinated countless drop-ins and surprise pop-ups to amplify causes with direct impact at the community level. SixDegrees also launches social media campaigns through their initiative "6Tag" which engages celebrities to ignite viral attention and a show of support to our Nation's most pressing issues. The organization continues to gain involvement from a growing list of stars. Follow SixDegrees on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.