“California Rises,” a benefit concert for the victims of the California wildfires, has announced the lineup for the show next month.
The event, set to take place on January 6 at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center, will feature performances from artists Pitbull, X Ambassadors, Common, and Cold Weather Sons. California speakers and presenters who were affected by the fires, or responded to the scene, will also take the stage to share their experience. All speakers and performers will join the Governor-elect Gavin Newsom to raise money for the wildfire victims.
This year has been the deadliest wildfire season in the state’s history; over 7,900 fires burned in 2018 throughout an area of 1,824,505 acres. The fires caused more than $2 billion in damages, killed 85 civilians and six firefighters, while more than 80 people were injured.
All proceeds raised will go toward the California Fire Foundation and offer long-term funding to rebuild the communities destroyed during wildfires in 2017 and 2018. Tickets will become available at Golden 1 Center ahead of the event.
Earlier this month, Father John Misty headlined a benefit gig in Los Angeles, raising money for the Los Angeles United Way’s Southern California Disaster Relief Fund to help families rebuild their lives after the devastation. Other shows were held throughout the year, including Brad Paisley and Ellen DeGeneres’ show in Santa Barbara and Katy Perry’s headlining concert in support of the Thomas Fire.