Big Names On ‘Shining Light’ Fundraiser

Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, Jamie Foxx, Rhiannon Giddens, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Miguel, Pink, Jill Scott, Ed Sheeran, Sia, Pharrell Williams and others are on the lineup for “Shining A Light: A Concert For Progress On Race In America,” happening in L.A. in November.

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Mawazine Festival, Rabat, Morocco

Presented by A+E Networks and iHeartMedia, the event will take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Nov. 18  and will air Nov. 20 across all A+E Networks platforms, including A&E, History, Lifetime, H2, LMN and FYI, and on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide as well as on iHeartRadio digital outlets.

The event is described as being inspired by the tragic shooting deaths of nine people at the Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., June 19.

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Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, Ariz.

Following the Nov. 20 broadcast, A&E Networks will air a one-hour program titled “Shining A Light: Conversations On Race In America.”  The program is produced by Lincoln Square Productions and Ken Ehrlich Productions in conjunction with A&E Networks.  Music fans will recognize Ehrlich’s name from his work as executive producer of the Grammy Awards telecasts.

The concert and ancillary programming will help raise money for the Fund For Progress On Race in America, powered by United Way Worldwide.

“The current racial situation in America is at a critical point,” Ehrlich said. “Today’s musical artists, much like those of the civil rights movement’s history, have strong feelings about what’s going on today, and we’re hopeful that ‘Shining a Light’ does, in fact, give a voice to their concerns, their hopes, and their thinking about solutions to the alarming events that we see around us every day.”

Tickets for the Nov. 18 concert go on sale Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. Eastern time.  Click here for more information.