The coronavirus has hit the world hard and every state is doing their part. New Jersey will be making an extra effort by presenting an online fundraiser concert featuring some of their biggest stars. Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and Halsey are all scheduled to make an appearance.
The concert is being organized by the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, an organization founded by Springsteen. The NJPRF provides aids to workers on the front lines and grants to organizations working to fight the pandemic.
Springsteen stepped up to help his home state which has experienced a considerable loss due to the coronavirus. Over 2300 people in the state have died.
The singer/songwriter announced that the concert would be happening on the morning of April 14 in a Good Morning America exclusive.
"New Jersey has been hit especially hard by the coronavirus pandemic, and the people of New Jersey have always stepped up during difficult times," Springsteen shared in his announcement.
The Jersey 4 Jersey benefit will be airing on April 22 at 7 PM EST. It will be broadcast on 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.
Other performers featured will include New Jersey natives like Whoopi Goldberg, Kelly Ripa, Chelsea Handler, Danny DeVito, Jon Stewart, Tony Bennet, Charlie Puth, SZA and Saquon Barkley. All guests will be doing live from home appearances.
Of the performance, New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy had this to say, ““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 show will be produced by Joel Gallen who previously worked on the I Heart Radio Living Room concert that aired last month.
Springsteen is a musician that has always been synonymous with Jersey Pride. His songs often reference the state and its landmarks. He has also done a considerable amount of philanthropic work to benefit both his hometown and the world throughout his career. In fact, there was even talk of making the musician’s birthday a New Jersey holiday to be called ‘Bruce Springsteen Day’.
After Springsteen pulls off this concert, we certainly hope the state does their part in bestowing him the honor and we hope the benefit is successful in providing relief for New Jersey. We can’t wait to tune in.