The lineup for the September 14 event includes Crosby, Stills & Nash; Jimmy Buffett, Sheryl Crow; Bon Jovi; Lenny Kravitz; Bette Midler; Macy Gray; Don Henley and Glenn Frey. Comedian John Leguizamo will serve as master of ceremonies.

The Democratic presidential ticket of Al Gore and Joseph Lieberman are scheduled to attend. Helping to pull it all together are Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of Miramax Films; Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner; and John Sykes, chief executive of the musicchannel VH-1, which is owned by Viacom, the parent of the CBS network and the Paramountmovie studio.

Ticket prices will range from $125 to $10,000.

“This is our effort to get as many people involved in the campaign and to seize the energy of this campaign season,” said Peter Knight, the Democratic Party’s chief fund-raiser.

He said the party hopes to raise up to $2 million from the NYC extravaganza, all of it under federal contribution limits, meaning the money can be spent directly on candidates. Smaller-scale concert/fund-raisers are being planned for Silicon Valley in California, Boston,Miami and New Orleans.

On the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, Democrats raised $5.1 million at a sold-out concert at the Shrine Auditorium that featured Barbra Streisand. The money was raised under federal limits, the largest such haul in party history.

The concert series is designed to help Democrats close the fund-raising gap with Republicans. Through June 30, the Republican National Committee had $21.1 million in federally limited contributions to just $9.3 million for Democrats.

Both parties can spend $13.7 million this fall in coordinated efforts with their presidentialnominees.

By setting a relatively low ticket price, Democrats also hope to attract new donors and energize voters. Their model remains a May 24 fund-raiser in Washington that brought in a record $26.5 million and attracted more than 12,000 people to hear Kravitz, Stevie Wonder and Robin Williams. The event had a top ticket price of $500,000, but also sold thousands of tickets at $50.