Music News 6.27.17

Solidarity Benefit Concert to Take Place Tonight in Lisbon Following Tragic Wildfire

Tonight 25 artists take the stage for the Juntos Por Todos concert at Lisbon’s MEO Arena in solidarity of and to raise money for the victims of a tragic wildfire that tore through part of Central Portugal last week. The fire took sixty-four lives and another 250 were injured, making the natural disaster one of the greatest tragedies in Portugal’s history. Juntos Por Todos will be broadcast live by Portugal’s major television networks and every Portuguese radio station. The MEO Arena is allowing the concert to take place free of charge, so all proceeds from the sold out event go straight to funding the recovery efforts of areas affected by the wildfire via Portugal’s Union of Mercy.


Inaugural Give A Home Refugee Awareness Concert to Be Held September 1st

1,000 musicians are slated to take place in the inaugural Give a Home event sponsored by Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds in an effort to raise awareness of the ongoing refugee crisis. Each performance will take place in a person’s home in one of over 60 cities across the globe. Each in-home show will include performances by 2-3 acts and talks from local activists. In its inaugural year, musicians like the National, Oh Wonder, Local natives, the Naked and Famous, Kate Tempest, POLICA, the Staves, Grouplove, and Hot Chip. Funds raised by Give a Home will be donated to Amnesty International’s cause of documenting violations against refugees and working towards a solution to this international crisis. Give A Home takes place on September 1st.

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