Special Appearances By:
Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays is a star-studded benefit concert on Saturday, December 8th at New York City's historic Beacon Theatre to help raise awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth homelessness and support the True Colors Fund's Forty to None Project. Last year's inaugural concert was a sold out success and the audience of over 2,800 enjoyed performances from music and comedy icons, including Norah Jones, Lou Reed, Wanda Sykes, Cassandra Wilson, Alan Cumming, Jon Secada, Clay Aiken, Chely Wright and many more.
"When I first learned that up to 40 percent of all homeless youth in this country identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender I was shocked and saddened," remarked Lauper, co-founder of the True Colors Fund. "For far too long homeless youth have not received the attention, resources and funding necessary to bring an end to this epidemic. My hope is that through this inspiring evening of music and comedy we can raise awareness and much needed funds to help these young people through our newly launched Forty to None Project."
It is estimated that up to 40 percent of all homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, yet only up to 5 percent of the general youth population do the same. The True Colors Fund's Forty to None Project is committed to doing what it can to raise awareness about this issue and develop resources to help these young people, most of whom are homeless due to family conflict.
Lauper was inspired to help after meeting an extraordinary group of young homeless gay and transgender people at a photo shoot several years ago. Already a longtime advocate for the gay and transgender community and equality, she co-founded the True Colors Fund in 2008 and the organization's Forty to None Project this past summer as a first step in this effort. Learn more about the Forty to None Project and how you can get involved at www.fortytonone.org.
The Beacon Theatre is located at: 2124 Broadway (between West 74th and 75th streets) New York, NY 10023 212.465.6225 www.beacontheatre.com
"...we can raise awareness and much needed funds to help these young people."
Cyndi Lauper will once again be joined on stage by an array of incredible musicians and comedians in an effort to raise awareness about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth homelessness.
This year's performances will once again set the Beacon Theater stage on fire in support of the True Colors Fund and its Forty to None Project.
The following are just SOME of the special appearances that you can look forward to at the 2nd Annual Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays.
We will be announcing more special guests leading up to the concert, so check back often.
Adam Duritz and David Immergluck of the Counting Crows
Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells
HOSTED BY Carson Kressley
"You don’t throw your kids on the street."
Together, we will make a difference
Tickets will be available at LiveNation.com starting on Friday, October 26th at 11am.
Prices: $35 - $150
We also have a very limited number of VIP and Premier tickets available for the concert.
Seat located in the second to fifth rows of the center orchestra. Pass to Exclusive VIP After Party Sponsored by WE tv
* To be added to the waiting list please contact Gregory Lewis at the information below.
Seat will be located in the first row of the center orchestra.
Meet & Greet with Cyndi Lauper
Pass to Exclusive VIP After Party Sponsored by WE tv Recognition in Concert Program Book
To purchase a VIP or Premier Ticket, please contact Gregory Lewis at 646-524-6860 or email@example.com
VIP AFTER PARTY SPONSORED BY:
Together, we will make a difference
This year's Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays benefit concert was a sold out success! An audience of over 2,800 enjoyed performances from music and comedy icons, including Sarah McLachlan, Adam Lambert, Whoopi Goldberg, Roberta Flack, Rosie O'Donnell, Jason Mraz, Terri Nunn, Alexis Krauss, Hunter Valentine, Chely Wright, Harvey Fierstein, Vanessa Carlton and many more.
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