Gibson’s Apollo Theater fundraiser rescheduled

Let’s Stay (IN) Together: A Benefit For The Apollo Theater livestream now set for June 4th

In observance of Black Out Tuesday and in solidarity with artists, neighbors and the global community the Apollo Theater and Gibson have announced the Let’s Stay (In) Together: A Benefit To Support The Apollo livestream benefit concert has been rescheduled from June 2nd to Thursday, June 4th at 7:30 pm ET/4:30 pm PT.

Music has the incredible power to connect, transform and heal. We hope you will support the legendary Apollo Theater and join us for a special event featuring music that lifts our spirits, shapes our lives, and continues to unite us all. Tune-in to watch the Let’s Stay (In) Together: A Benefit To Support The Apollo livestream concert event at apollotheater.org and support the Apollo Theater for generations to come.

Let’s Stay (In) Together: A Benefit to Support the Apollo Theater is sponsored by Gibson, through the Gibson Gives foundation. The free benefit concert will showcase an array of special guests delivering poems and performances dedicated to the memory of those who have lost their lives due to COVID-19. The landmark livestream event features performances by  “Captain” Kirk Douglas of The Roots, Kool & The Gang, Gary Clark Jr., Robert Randolph, Ray Chew, Michael McDonald, Lil Buck & Jon Boogz, Keb Mo, Celisse Henderson, Infinity’s Song, Marc Bamuthi Joseph and DJ Reborn, as well as special appearances from Dionne Warwick, Doug E. Fresh, Roy Wood Jr. and more to be announced. During the show, artists will perform the music of Apollo legends such as B.B. King, Patti LaBelle, and Stevie Wonder, and highlight the Apollo’s 86-year contribution to arts and culture.

The Let’s Stay (In) Together: A Benefit to Support the Apollo Theater concert will also be available for free streaming by media partner, TIDAL.

In response to the pandemic and the cancellation of Apollo-produced live events through the month of June, the Apollo has established an emergency relief fund to financially stabilize the Theater and safeguard its future. In addition, a portion of the funds raised will be allocated for micro grants to support local merchants and small businesses in the 125th Street neighborhood impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Let’s Stay (In) Together: A Benefit To Support The Apollo event marks the launch of a partnership between Gibson and the Apollo Theater which will include collaborations on future show programming, music preservation, music education initiatives, and support established and emerging talent.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.