February 24, 2010
Christian Musicians to Stage Haiti Benefit
Saturday's Nashville event, which will stream live online, to benefit Compassion International
Remember the Hope for Haiti Now benefit concert last month? Featuring the talents of Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Madonna, Coldplay, Sting, Beyonce, and many others, the telethon raised over $58 million for relief efforts in the earthquake ravaged nation. Subsequent downloads of the album have raised over $3 million.
Help Haiti Live, a Nashville event featuring various Christian musicians, is the same idea on a smaller scale. Musicians including Alison Kraus and Union Station, Jars of Clay, Switchfoot's Jon Foreman, and Brandon Heath highlight the lineup for the show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, to begin at 7:30 p.m. Central.
Proceeds -- through ticket sales, online giving, and texting (text "Disaster" to 90999 to donate $10) -- will go to Compassion International, which has long been on the ground in Haiti and serves more than 60,000 children in the nation. Amy Grant was slated to appear in a simulcast from Los Angeles, but that part fell through this week.
To watch the event on Saturday and/or to donate, click here.