LOVE ROCKS NYC 2019 to benefit God’s Love We Deliver
For the third year now, LOVE ROCKS NYC, a fundraiser for God’s Love We Deliver (GLWD), will rock the historic Beacon Theatre on Thursday, March 7, 2019.
Presented by iconic fashion designer John Varvatos and NYC real estate broker and GLWD Board of Trustees member Greg Williamson, and hosted by Whoopi Goldberg [A&U, June 2000], Martin Short and other special guests, the concert will raise funds to support and honor the work of God’s Love We Deliver as they celebrate their thirty-fourth anniversary.
Founded in 1985, God’s Love We Deliver cooks and delivers more than 1.8-million medically tailored meals a year to folks with HIV/AIDS and/or other debilitating illnesses that render them unable to shop and cook for themselves, seeking to improve the health and well-being of clients by alleviating hunger and malnutrition. GLWD also provides illness-specific nutrition education and counseling to clients, their families, care providers and other service organizations. All of GLWD’s services are provided free to clients without regard to income.
Being able to continue that work requires funding. Thus, the importance of events like LOVE ROCKS NYC 2019. This year’s all-star lineup features a wide range of contemporary Grammy award winners and nominees, iconic bands and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees spanning rock, pop, blues and soul—including the legendary Robert Plant, Sheryl Crow, Hozier, Buddy Guy, Billy F Gibbons, Grace Potter, Keb’ Mo’, Taj Mahal, Lukas Nelson, Jimmie Vaughan, Doyle Bramhall II, Bernie Williams, Ivan Neville, Marcus King, Larkin Poe, Alice Smith, Mike Flanigin and more surprise special guests.
Tickets are sold out but you can still donate to the cause or purchase a sponsorship. All proceeds of the concert will directly benefit God’s Love We Deliver. For more information please visit loverocksnyc.com.
—Reporting by Hank Trout
Hank Trout, Editor at Large, edited Drummer, Malebox, and Folsom magazines in the early 1980s. A long-term survivor of HIV/AIDS (diagnosed in 1989), he is a thirty-eight-year resident of San Francisco, where he lives with his fiancé Rick. Follow him on Twitter @HankTroutWriter.