Sure, concerts are fun, but that doesn’t mean they can’t also promote a worthwhile social cause.
In 2007, Congress designated Sept. 25 as a day of remembrance for murder victims, and this year, to honor those who died as a result of gun violence, the San Diego chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito will participate in the nationwide Concert Across America to End Gun Violence.
The concert, which takes place on Sunday, Sept. 25, will be connected with other participating cities via social media and at the Concert Across America website. The Grassroots Oasis at 3130 Moore St. will host the free San Diego event at 5 p.m., and local performers include everyone from bluesman Josh Weinstein to singer/songwriter Kimm Rogers, rockers League of Liars, songstress Kelli McCarthy and more.
On the other side of the country, Jackson Browne will perform simultaneously in New York City!
Why are these musicians so passionate about this cause?
“After Sandy Hook, I couldn’t stand by and watch any longer, so I joined the San Diego chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. I will continue to speak up and fight for change however I can, and music brings people together like nothing else,” Kelli McCarthy said.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence aims to balance personal freedoms with safety from gun violence in all communities, and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito aspires to make the world a better place for everybody. With these participating organizations and magnanimous musicians in tow, Concert for America is bound to be fun AND beneficial for the community at large.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the event is set to end at 9:30 p.m. To top it all off, light refreshments are available for concertgoers. To RSVP for the FREE event, click here.
Rutger Rosenborg was almost a Stanford neuroscientist before he formed Ed Ghost Tucker. He is currently on a national tour with the Lulls, and he also makes music on his own when he's not traveling or writing. Follow his updates on Facebook or contact him directly.