An all-star benefit for the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, JERSEY 4 JERSEY, will take place April 22 at 7 p.m. ET and feature a huge assortment of some of the state’s favorite sons, daughters and supporters. The one-night fundraiser to take on the medical, social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on some of the Garden State’s most vulnerable communities will feature home appearances and performances from Halsey, Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, SZA, Charlie Puth, Saquon Barkley, Tony Bennett, Danny DeVito, Whoopi Goldberg, Chelsea Handler, Kelly Ripa, Jon Stewart and more.
The event will be broadcast on Apple Music and AppleTV apps worldwide and broadcast live and rebroadcast five times on SiriusXM’s E Street Radio (currently free on the SiriusXM app) and carried on WABC Channel 7, WPVI 6ABC, WPIX, News12, NJTV and local radio outlets including 1010 WINS, WCBS 880, CBS-FM, WFAN, New York’s Country 94.7, Alt 92.3, Q104.3 and others.
The event will also include first-hand accounts from the frontline workers and Jersey citizens impacted by the pandemic, which has infected more than 68,000 and killed more than 2,800 in the state to date.
“New Jersey is on the front lines of this pandemic, making it more important than ever for us to do what Jersey does best – take care of one another,” New Jersey first lady Tammy Murphy said in a statement. “That’s why we’re asking everyone in our state to join the NJPRF and some of New Jersey’s finest for some much-needed musical entertainment, levity and Jersey Pride during these unprecedented times.”
In addition to raising funds for NJPRF.org, JERSEY 4 JERSEY will also honor those on New Jersey’s front lines, including healthcare workers, first responders and other essential employees, according to the statement. JERSEY 4 JERSEY’s producer is Joel Gallen, who recently produced the iHeart Living Room Concert for America that aired on Fox.
JERSEY 4 JERSEY is the latest all-star event to benefit COVID-19 relief, joining Saturday’s Lady Gaga-curated One World: Together at Home concert, featuring Alicia Keys, Amy Poehler, Awkwafina, Camila Cabello, Celine Dion, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez, LL Cool J, Lupita Nyong’o, Matthew McConaughey, Oprah Winfrey, Pharrell Williams, Sam Smith, Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, Usher and Victoria Beckham.