Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Tony Bennett, Danny DeVito, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Stewart, and a host of others will participate on Wednesday, April 22nd on the multimedia Jersey 4 Jersey fundraiser. Other performers already committed to the in-home special are Chelsea Handler, Halsey, Charlie Puth, SZA, and Saquon Barkley.
Rolling Stone posted the one-night broadcast will benefit the Garden State’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic, and will air at 7:00 p.m. EST via Apple Music and AppleTV apps, E Street Radio on SiriusXM, local television stations WABC, WPVI, WPIX, News12 and NJTV, as well as radio outlets including 1010 WINS, WCBS 880, CBS-FM, WFAN, New York’s Country 94.7, Alt 92.3 and Q104.3.
Tammy Murphy, New Jersey’s First Lady, said in the show’s announcement: “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. 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.”
The foundation of all of Jon Bon Jovi’s charitable efforts has been to find a way to bring unity to the people the various efforts serve. He recently explained to CNN that by working together the job gets done far more easily: [“The polarization isn’t going to solve a anyone’s problem. Eventually, if we don’t start working together and forget the politics of politics, we’re going to create a society of haves and have-nots.”] SOUNDCUE (:12 OC: . . . and have-nots)
Bruce Springsteen has long felt that the job he does is one that’s existed through the ages — long before arenas, albums, and MTV: [“If you look at the role of storytellers in communities, y’know, going back to the beginning of time, y’know, they played a sort of. . . you played a very functional role in assisting the community in making sense of its experience, sense of the world around them, charting parts of their lives, getting through parts of their lives. I was interested in sort of the eternal role of storyteller-songwriter and how I was going to perform that function best.”] SOUNDCUE (:25 OC: . . . that function best)
- Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Tony Bennett, Danny DeVito, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Stewart, and a host of others will participate on Wednesday, April 22nd on the multimedia Jersey 4 Jersey fundraiser.