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Bon Jovi, Machine Gun Kelly, Snoop Dogg Among Artists to Play a Benefit Concert for Charity

CBS will host a one-hour concert special titled Play On: Celebrating the Power of Music to Make Change to benefit and promote awareness of racial, social, and food justice on December 11th. The funds from the event will go towards the NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund, also known as LDF, and WhyHunger. Hosted by Kevin Bacon, the lineup includes an impressive list of artists from various genres, and will be performed from various locations throughout the United States. 

LDF is a fund which fights for racial justice and equality through advocacy, education, and litigation. They provide scholarships and legal help in order to eliminate racial disparities. WhyHunger provides resources to support grassroots movements and organizations to help communities find solutions to their hunger-related injustices, and make nutritious food accessible to all communities. "Music has historically served as a powerful and vital soundtrack for social change," Producer John Varvatos stated. "We hope to inspire viewers to continue to support these organizations." 

Among the artists performing at the charitable event include Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Machine Gun Kelly, The Highwomen, Ziggy Marley, Snoop Dogg, and Gary Clark Jr. They will perform from various locations throughout the United States including the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee, The Apollo Theatre in New York City, and The Troubadour in Los Angeles. The location Bon Jovi is performing from is undisclosed location that will be revealed when he performs. To learn more about the charities and the concert which will stream live on CBS All Access on December 11th, visit the links below. 


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