Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Rocker Dave Grohl, Actor Martin Short Join NY Love Rocks All Star Line Up This Week


Rocker Dave Grohl and Emmy nominated actor Martin Short have signed on for this week’s all star Love Rocks concert at the Beacon Theater.

Love Rocks has been going strong now for 8 years, raising $30 million so far for New York’s favorite charity, God’s Love We Deliver. They’ve provided 3 million meals to New Yorkers living with illnesses.

It’s always full of A list performers, and this year is no exception.

Already announced: The Black Keys, Hozier, Nile Rodgers, Tom Morello, Don Felder, Bettye Lavette, Joss Stone, Allison Russell, Emily King, Marcus King, Lucius, Larkin Poe, Trombone Shorty, Luke Spiller (The Struts), Quinn Sullivan, and New York Yankees great Bernie Williams.

SNL’s Will Lee is the bandleader. The outstanding house band will include Steve Gadd (James Taylor, Paul Simon), Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live), Larry Campbell (Levon Helm, Bob Dylan), Eric Krasno (Soulive, Phil Lesh & Friends),Pedrito Martinez (Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Camila Cabello), Jeff Babko (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Michael Bearden (Lady Gaga) and a six-piece horn section. Ken Dashow of Q104.3 Radio will also serve as the evening’s “voice of god.”  

Martin Short joins Conan O’Brien, Tracy Morgan and Jim Gaffigan, as a presenter.

Love Rocks is produced by John Varvators, Greg Williamson, and Nicole Rechter.

Are there tickets left? There might be a few. There’s also a livestream. Fans in NYC and elsewhere can experience this memorable night of music by signing up at to access a livestream link to the concert via  Veeps All Access subscribers can tune in for free or fans can purchase an individual show ticket for $20 while also helping support the organization as $20 = 2 Meals for New Yorkers living with severe and chronic illness.  Additional seats are also being released today and fans can purchase through

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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