Hip-hop artist and rap mogul Jay-Z will perform a special charity concert on September 11 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. The concert will benefit the New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the charity.
Ticket details on date of sale and cost are not yet determined, but Citi card members will have an exclusive pre-sale. The event will also be televised live and commercial free on Fuse TV, which is owned by the Garden.
“This charity and concert encompass the true spirit of New York City,” said Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter in a statement. “We are asking everyone to ‘answer the call’ and support and honor the families of those that lost their lives in the line of duty. There is a true camaraderie and resiliency this city showed the world in 2001 and we continue that today by taking care of our own.”
“On behalf of The New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund’s Board of Directors and the families of our fallen heroes, we are truly grateful for Jay-Z’s choice to support our charity and answering the call,” added Stephen J. Dannhauser, president and CEO of the Benefit Fund.
The show will be the first of a series of concerts at the Garden sponsored by Absolut Vodka and featuring artists of varying genres, from heavy metal, country, R&B and rap.
Last Updated on August 26, 2009 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen