Major Lazer, Jay-Z, Marc Anthony & More Hosting Puerto Rico Benefit Concerts Across the Country
It's been three weeks since Puerto Rico was left absolutely devastated by Hurrican Maria and the U.S. territory continues its fatal struggle. The death toll has risen to 45 as citizens are left without access to food, clean water, electricity or medical supplies.
In effort to help, the music community is holding a series of events in hopes it can encourage our nation to help our fellow Americans in their time of need.
Here are a few of the most high-profile events:
Relief Is The Mission
Date: Monday, Oct. 16
Location: Mana Wyndwood, Miami, FL
Major Lazer owes a lot to the Caribbean. Members Walshy Fire and Jillionaire are from Jamaica and Trinidad respectively, and their island sound definitely represents for Puerto Rico, too. The trio gathered friends Tory Lanez, Machel Montano, Bad Bunny and more for this special relief effort. Every dollar raised on tickets goes to relief efforts. Party in Miami's Arts District and do good.
We Are One Voice SOMOS Live!
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14
Location: Marlins Park, Miami
Marc Anthony, Camila, Gente de Zona, Nicky Jam, DJ Khaled, Prince Royce, Romeo Santos, Alejandro Sanz, Daddy Yankee and more are all set to rock the stage of the Miami Marlins' stadium. Facility charges and service fees have been waived to maximize charitable contributions. Proceeds support not only the victims of the hurricanes in Puerto Rico, but also those in South Florida and the Caribbean, as well as those of the Mexico earthquakes.
LA Give Hope!
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 11
Location: UNION Nightclub, Los Angeles, CA.
Good citizen DJ Iris' random tweets to LA-based artists ended as a star-studded benefit event. Free RSVP gets you in with a $15 donation, $20 at the door without RSVP. You'll have to show up to see who's throwing down in the name of the PR people, but just know there's no pussy-footing around.
Voices for Puerto Rico LA
Date: Sunday, Oct. 15
Location: Conga Room, Los Angeles, CA
Aloe Blacc, Israel Houghton, Poncho Sánchez, Wayne Brady, Rogelio Douglas Jr., Angelo Pagán, Huey Dubar, Jeimy Osorio, Sarah Reich, Adrienne Bailon, Manuel Gutierrez, QVLN, Lili Hernández, DJ Mikee Pena and suprise special guests grace the bill of this vivacious night of fun for a cause. Kids 10 and younger get in for free.
Tidal X Brooklyn
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 17
Location: Barclay's Center, New York City, NY
JAY-Z, Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled, Kaskade, Chris Brown, Cardi B, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Daddy Yankee, Yo Gotti, A$AP Ferg, Vic Mensa, Fifth Harmony, Joey Bada$$, Willow Smith, Belly, Iggy Azalea and more come together for one of the biggest Puerto Rican benefit events in the nation.
Love for PR Benefit Compilation
Courtesy of Nickodemus and some of his closest friends, this 15-track collaborative album from the NYC-based musician pulls inspiration from the culture it aims to support. It's available for just $10 and digital download and captures an array of works from 2000 to 2015. Buy it, invite some friends over and host your own benefit -- it'll be easy to dance all night to this one. Get it here.