The other day I was zipping through my Facebook feed and saw a notation about Pearl Jam playing at Central Parks Great Lawn. Pearl Jam!!!! Central Park!!! That is right up our alley and literally in the backyard of the Metal Command HQ so I had to look more into it. Of course I would soon discover that this was a larger concert that featured the likes of Beyonce, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran as well and to aid the efforts of the Global Poverty Project. Read on more about this after the poster below.
Since this was very new to my music scribe mind, I cribbed some Press Copy from their official site and am sharing it with here.
What is Global Citizen?
The Global Citizen platform was created by the Global Poverty Project in 2012, as a hub for innovative campaigns that work towards a world where every child can survive and thrive. A world where every child has a chance to go to school, a world where women and girls are protected from violence, and where preventable diseases aren’t holding people back. Global Citizen is a community of people like you. People who want to learn about and take action on the world’s biggest challenges—and use their power to get other people involved too. We bring you stories and actions that make a difference. That help fight extreme poverty and inequality around the world, and support approaches that will make life more sustainable for people and the planet.
What is the Global Citizen Festival?
The Global Citizen Festival is a free-ticketed event on the Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City on Saturday, September 26, 2015. The Festival is timed to coincide with the launch of the United Nations’ new Global Goals designed to fight inequality, protect our planet and end extreme poverty by 2030. The Global Citizen Festival will channel the power of hundreds of thousands of global citizens lending their voices to achieve policy and financial commitments that will shape the success of these Goals.
When and where is the 2015 Global Citizen Festival?
This year’s Global Citizen Festival is taking place on September 26 on the Great Lawn in New York City’s Central Park.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Wow can you believe it. All of those acts for absolutely free. Now I have been to a number of great shows over at the Summerstage in Central Park (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Mastodon and Clutch and soon Killswitch Engage) so I can attest to how awesome it is to enjoy a show under the stars and the Big City Lights of NYC. Though I am only a fan of the Rocking side of the performers that are scheduled to appear I still think this is going to be a super event and one that might also feature a lot of guest star surprises. Let’s face it, this is going to be all over the nightly news and what celebrity and other musicians of note don’t want their face broadcast to even more people. I am going to do my best to be a part of this affair and I know that you want to vie for tickets as well so I am embedding the direct link for you to follow their process to try and win a free ticket. It’s a call to action for those who submit an entry so act fast before a bunch of scum scalpers get the tickets and rape the true fans of their hard earned dollars as opposed to leaving you with money to help out the charitable event. Go get ’em.
Official Website: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/festival/2015/