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"Boston Strong" Benefit Concert Set for May 30

Boston Strong benefit concertBOSTON — A benefit concert to raise funds for Boston Marathon bombing victims has been set for the TD Garden Arena here May 30. Performers will include Aerosmith, NKOTB, James Taylor, Jason Aldean, Jimmy Buffett, Carole King, Boston and J. Geils Band, according to TD Garden and Live Nation New England.

“Boston is a city with strong roots, and homegrown artists reached out to us to see what could be done,” said Don Law, president of Live Nation New England. “We are proud to help solidify this huge concert line-up.”

“Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration,” with tickets priced at $35-$285, will raise funds for The One Fund (onefundboston.org), which was established by Boston’s mayor, Thomas Menino, and Massachusetts’ governor, Deval Patrick, shortly after the bombings.

“From the promoters to the sound and lights, to the performers and the Garden staff — everyone involved has responded from the heart in a spontaneous and simultaneous desire to be there, and to do what we can for the city we love,” said James Taylor. “I am honored to be a part of it.”

An earlier concert benefit, “We (Heart) Boston,” had been organized immediately after the bombings to raise funds for The One Fund as well. Set to take place at the Royale Boston on April 19, it had to be canceled; that was the day of the Boston lockdown, manhunt and shootout with the bombing suspects.


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