Katy Perry, Mavis Staples & Norah Jones Announced for David Lynch Foundation Benefit Concert

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Katy Perry performs onstage with Zedd at Coachella Stage during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 14, 2019 in Indio, Calif.

The David Lynch Foundation has announced the Silence the Violence benefit concert featuring appearances from Katy Perry, Mavis Staples and Norah Jones. The concert will take place at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 11 and help bring Transcendental Meditation to 10,000 people in the D.C. area.

“I’ll be in DC for a special acoustic set for the #SilencetheViolence Benefit Concert,” Perry wrote on Instagram today (Aug. 19). “Mavis Staples and Norah Jones will be joining me to help raise funds for the David Lynch Foundation to bring one of the most important tools I use to keep me balanced and creative with a positive mindset – transcendental meditation – to at-risk youth.”

The event will benefit the Meditation Center and the humanitarian mall THEARC. THEARC provides access to high quality educational, health, cultural, recreation and social service programs to the D.C. area.

Silence the Violence will also see appearances from The Celebration Gospel Choir and Jeremy Elliot.

The David Lynch Foundation, founded by filmmaker David Lynch, aims to help prevent and eradicate trauma and toxic stress among at-risk populations through promoting widespread implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation program in order to improve their health, cognitive capabilities and performance in life.

Presale for Silence the Violence go on sale Tuesday. General admission tickets will be available on Friday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. EST.



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