“Play On: Celebrating the Power of Music to Make Change,” a CBS TV special that will air Dec. 15 at 8 p.m.., will feature artists performing at historic venues in three cities, as well as other segments, and raise money for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and WhyHunger. The special will be viewable on YouTube beginning Dec. 15 at 9 p.m.
Performing at the Apollo Theater in New York: Bon Jovi, Machine Gun Kelly, Sara Bareilles, Emily King, Jon Batiste, Pedrito Martinez and Steve Jordan.
Performing at the Bluebird Café in Nashville: Maren Morris (both by herself and with The Highwomen), Sheryl Crow and Yola.
Performing at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, Calif.: Gary Clark Jr., Andra Day, L.L. Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip, and Ziggy Marley.
Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr and John Legend are listed as making “special appearances from somewhere in the world.”
Kevin Bacon and Eve will co-host. Bacon’s SixDegrees.org charity created the Play On Fund, through which the money will be distributed to the charities.
For more information, visit playonlive.org.
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