Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Jonas Bros In $5K A Ticket Robin Hood Concert


Twenty years ago Harvey Weinstein and John Sykes organized The Concert for New York after 9/11 for the Robin Hood charity. A ton of famous performers participated at Madison Square Garden.

So now Robin Hood is back with a 20th anniversary concert. Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, and Alicia Keys will do something. The Jonas Brothers are putting on a show. The whole thing takes place October 20th at the Javits Center, long a venue for Robin Hood. The emcee is Kenan Thompson of “SNL” fame.

Individual tickets are $3,000 and $5,000. There are four table levels, the highest being $250,000. (That’s the one I’m taking!)

Co-chairs are Sykes, Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian, Audrey and Danny Meyer, and Rachel and Neil Blumenthal. The latter is the founder of Warby Parker.  (Neil, I want to know why they’re not making my model anymore in the right color. We’ll talk!)

All the info is at I went to a Robin Hood thing at the Javits once, James Brown performed. The richest people in town showed up and the bidding at the auction was cray-cray. Robin Hood is an elite organization but they are also incredibly philanthropic. NYC needs all the help we can get right now. So we’ve got to cheer this on!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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