Thursday, September 1, 2011

VH1 to rebroadcast 'Concert for NYC'

VH1's original broadcast of "The Concert for New York City" brought together some of the biggest names in entertainment from all over the world to New York's Madison Square Garden.

Taped just weeks after 9/11, the event was organized to honor and support the victims and heroes of one of our nation's most tragic events. It raised more than $30 million for the Robin Hood 9/11 Relief Fund, which distributed 100% of the money to charities benefitting victims and their families.

In a special six-hour telecast, VH1's "The Concert for New York City: Ten Years Later;" will air in its entirety without commercial interruption a week from Sunday, on Sept. 11 from 4pm-10pm* and will be simulcast on

The re-broadcast will be hosted by actor/director/filmmaker Edward Burns, who was also a participant in the original concert presentation. The performances paid tribute to the spirit of New York and the heroism of the rescue workers who worked tirelessly to save others.

Music attendees/participants included: Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Billy JoelPaul McCartney, The Who, Bon Jovi, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Macy Gray, Goo Goo Dolls, Melissa Etheridge, India.Arie and others. 

"The Concert For New York City: Ten Years Later" will also feature the short films that were a part of the original telecast and directed by Woody Allen, Edward Burns, Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Seinfeld and Kevin Smith.

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