Keith Richards Added to Love Rocks NYC Benefit Concert

Iconic Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards will be joining an already stellar lineup of rock, blues and soul legends at the second annual Love Rocks NYC! benefit concert for God's Love We Deliver at the historic Beacon Theatre in New York City, Thursday, March 15. 

The concert is co-presented by iconic fashion designer John Varvatos and NYC real estate broker and God’s Love We Deliver Board of Trustee’s member Greg Williamson

It will be hosted by Whoopi Goldberg and other special guests, who will support and honor the work of the cherished New York-based not-for profit-organization, now celebrating its 33rd anniversary.

Last year’s critically acclaimed sold-out inaugural concert in March 2017, brought together an astonishing lineup of musical talent and helped raise $1.5 million dollars. 

This year’s concert will equally thrill music fans and continue to highlight 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. 

The LOVE ROCKS NYC! 2018 all-star lineup will again feature a range of legendary and contemporary Grammy award winners and nominees, iconic bands and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers spanning rock, pop, blues and soul.

This extraordinary music event features artists including: Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris, Donald Fagen, Billy F. Gibbons, Warren Haynes, Gary Clark Jr., Mavis Staples, Ziggy Marley, Andra Day, Trombone Shorty, Marc Cohn, Lucinda Williams, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm with Steve Jordan, Ann Wilson, Patty Smyth, Anthony Hamilton, The Bacon Bros., Bernie Williams, Valerie Simpson, John McEnroe, David Hidalgo, Jimmie Vaughan, Doyle Bramhall II, Ivan Neville, Allen Stone, Tash Neal, Amy Helm, Mike Flanigin and more. 

The house band will include musical director Will Lee (The CBS Orchestra), Paul Shaffer (The CBS Orchestra), Steve Gadd (James Taylor, Eric Clapton), Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live), Eric Krasno (Soulive, Phil Lesh & Friends), Larry Campbell (Levon Helm, Bob Dylan) and Jeff Young (Jackson Browne).

The evening is sponsored by RJKB Family Charitable Foundation, GIVE Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, Jonah Disend, The Jeffrey A. Altman Foundation, CAA-GBG Global Brand Management Group, Douglas Elliman Real Estate,Valerie Dillon & Daniel Lewis, DK Display Corp., Ascendant Capital, GPB+ Capital and official media sponsors The Wall Street Journal, iHeart Media and Q104.3 Radio.

Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster Charge By Phone (1-866-858-0008), and all Ticketmaster Outlets. All proceeds of the concert will directly benefit God’s Love We Deliver. For more information please visit:

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