Some of the biggest names in music take the stage at Madison Square Garden for the live 12-12-12 concert for Sandy relief. While thousands of people fill the arena, billions are watching live on a variety of screens worldwide.
The concert is streaming live on television networks, movie theater screens and on the Internet, including right here on Patch. The pre-event coverage begins at 4:00 p.m. EST and the concert is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m.
The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who, and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced.
Every penny sold from ticket sales will go directly to Sandy victims through the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which provides material, money and aid to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm, including more than 200 Patch towns in New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island.
If you didn’t score tickets but still want to give to the cause, click here for a variety of ways to donate and become a part of the conversation.
Also, please join Patch's effort to raise awareness and funds for those living in Patch communities affected by Sandy. As part of Patch Rebuilds, our effort to help support devastated communities after the storm, Patch will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund for every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, up to $125,000.
Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, grants and programs to help Sandy survivors.
Simply tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, or go to our Patch Rebuilds website, rebuilds.patch.com, and tweet directly from the site.\
Have you donated or volunteered with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts? Pat yourself on the back, and tell us about it in the comments!