McCartney, Springsteen confirmed for Concert for NYC 20th anniversary event

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A benefit celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Concert for New York City will be held on Oct. 20.

Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys are all confirmed for an event commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Concert for New York City. They will make “special appearances,” with the Jonas Brothers presenting a “finale concert” and Kenan Thompson hosting.

The Robin Hood Foundation, which benefited from the Oct. 20, 2001 Madison Square Garden event, will benefit from this one (scheduled for Oct. 20, 2021 at New York’s Javits Center), too.

Tickets are available for $3,000 and $5,000, with tables available at four prices ranging from $30,000 to $250,000. For information, visit

According to the Robin Hood website, “we reduce barriers to opportunities for nearly half a million New Yorkers. From keeping more than 200,000 New Yorkers from going hungry, to helping more than 10,000 of our neighbors secure jobs to helping nearly 11,000 remain stably housed and off the streets, Robin Hood is there for our neighbors.”

At the original Concert for New York City, held five and a half weeks after 9/11, McCartney performed (along with Elton John, David Bowie, The Who and many others), but Springsteen, Keys (who had released her debut album earlier that year) and the Jonas Brothers (who ranged in age from 9 to 13) did not.

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