More Help For Haiti

Two concerts featuring different ends of the musical spectrum were announced this week as music artists continue to raise funds for Haitian earthquake victims. You can join Diddy for a star-studded evening in Miami this Friday, and catch the folk world doing its part with a concert featuring Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion a week later.

Hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs, Queen Latifah and Pharrell in conjunction with BET, is a concert and telethon. The show takes place this Friday at Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena and will air live on BET, MTV, VH1 and Centric.

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Sponsored by Proctor and Gamble and Pepsi, the benefit will feature performances by Wyclef Jean, Ne-Yo, Justin Bieber, Keri Hilson, Chris Brown, Jazmine Sullivan, Pitbull, Akon, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke, Monica, Kirk Franklin, Nas, Damian Marley, Busta Rhymes and India.Arie.

In addition to musical performances, several artists are also scheduled to appear, including Trey Songz, Common, David Banner, Missy Elliott, Gloria Estefan, Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, Chrisette Michelle, Jeremih, The Dream, Jason Derulo, T-Pain and Sean Kingston.

Proceeds will go to Yele Haiti, CARE, Project MediShare and Children’s Safe Drinking Water. For more information, click here for BET’s announcement.

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Folk artists are doing their part to help out Haiti’s earthquake victims with a benefit scheduled for St. Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 in Massachusetts.

Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion headline “A Concert For Loved Ones in Haiti” – taking place at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. Other artists scheduled to perform include Martin Sexton, Vetiver, Tift Merritt, The Mammals, Bobby Sweet, Meg Hutchinson, Kris Delmhorst and Jay Ungar & Molly Mason.

Tickets for the all-ages show are on sale now and prices start at $15. For more information, click here for the Colonial Theatre Web site and here for the Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion site.