Group Asks Artists to Keep NC Shows After Springsteen Cancels

Jimmy Buffett wrote on his "Margaritaville" blog Saturday that he's not pulling out of the state

Bruce Springsteen may be the latest performer to boycott North Carolina over its law seen as discriminatory against the LGBT community, but now one group is urging performers not to follow The Boss' lead, NBC News reported.

The organization North Carolina Needs You started a new initiative over the weekend aimed at encouraging performers to keep their shows in the state in order to generate money locally and speak out against the controversial legislation.

Jimmy Buffett wrote on his "Margaritaville" blog Saturday that he's not pulling out of the state, with upcoming shows this month in Raleigh and Charlotte. He plans to rock on, he said, despite the state's "stupid law, based on stupid assumptions."

Comedian Joel McHale performed in Durham, and said he would donate all of his proceeds to the city's LGBTQ center.

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