The Tunnel to Towers Foundation hosted the “Never Forget Concert,” a night of live music to honor and commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on Saturday, August 21. The concert featured performances by Journey, The Chainsmokers, John Fogerty, Ann Wilson, Steve Miller Band with special guest Jesse Colin Young, Lee Brice, Wyclef Jean, Gavin DeGraw, We McDonald, Flo Rida, Danny Rodriguez, and Jax with G.E. Smith serving as musical director.
The concert is being broadcast on Q104.3, select iHeartRadio stations and on the iHeartRadio app on Saturday, September 11. Tickets went on sale Friday, July 9 at LiveNation.com. Citi was the official pre-sale credit card of the “NEVER FORGET Concert.”
“20 years ago, first responders rushed towards danger when America was attacked. For the last two decades, Tunnel to Towers has been on a mission to honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice that day, and all of the brave men and women in uniform who continue to risk life and limb running towards danger when everyone else is running away,” said Frank Siller, Chairman and CEO of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. “We are grateful to the artists and our partners who support our mission and have made this special tribute possible.”
Proceeds from the “NEVER FORGET Concert” benefit Tunnel to Towers, which provides mortgage-free homes to our nation’s catastrophically injured veterans and first responders and Gold Star and Fallen First Responder families with young children. The “NEVER FORGET Concert,” produced in partnership with Ron Delsener, LiveNation and ESM Productions, honors the fallen of 9/11. The Concert’s Advisory Board consists of Frank Siller, Tunnel to Towers Chairman and CEO; Ron Delsener, advisory board, chair; Mitchell Davis, artist partnership; Gavin DeGraw, recording artist; Geoff Gordon, Live Nation Regional President; John Loeffler, BMG New York; Peter Strickland, Marathon Talent Agency; John Turturro, actor; and Matthew Mahoney, Tunnel to Towers.
The “NEVER FORGET Concert” included a special appearance by Q104.3’s Ken Dashow, JimKerr and Shelli Sonstein, host of the 9/11 Stories Podcast on Q1043.com.
77WABC was the Foundation’s Official Newstalk Partner for the “NEVER FORGET Concert.” Funding for the “NEVER FORGET Concert” was made in part by General Motors, iHeartMedia and Home Depot.