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Emergency Benefit Concert for Haiti

Emergency Benefit Concert for Haiti 4 Nights, Jan 20th–25th, 2010 is being held at City Winery, 155 Varick Street, New York City. The SoHo winery/restaurant is hosting a series of Emergency Benefit Concerts to raise $100,000 in four nights to help the victims of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake.


Patti Smith, Swell Season, Josh Ritter, Lewis Black, Vernon Reid and Corey Glover of Living Colour, the Young People's Choir of New York City, Rosanne Cash , Yo La Tengo, Marshall Crenshaw, John Wesley Harding, Brian Stokes Mitchell and many others

City Winery CEO and founder Michael Dorf has reached out to musicians and artists to donate their time and talents to assist in the relief efforts in the devastated nation. No country in the Western Hemisphere has been battered more than Haiti in the last 500 years—the nearly complete annihilation of its native population over two decades, a brutal slave regime, ongoing foreign military interventions over hundreds of years, brutal dictatorships supported by western powers, blockades of aid and more recently, devastating natural disasters from hurricanes to this latest earthquake.  

Haitians are strong and resilient people—theirs is the first country in the world to establish an independent republic led by former slaves. The devastation writ large by the earthquake will persist for generations, but by acting today in concert, everyone can make a difference in how that recovery proceeds. The artists confirmed have all donated their time and talent so that the citizens of Haiti can rebuild and reshape their future.

100% of funds raided from this benefit will be directed Doctors Without Borders, Partnership in Health and to the Emergency Mobile Hospitals initiative administered by the United Nations.  The cost of a ticket is a charitable donation and is tax deductible as allowed by law.

Big Hearted Donor Tickets for $200 100% Donated  - 100% Tax Deductible.
(includes a bottle of City Winery wine signed by every artist appearing each night.)

Schedule So Far:

01/20 9pm - $75  Patti Smith, The Swell Season, John Wesley Harding, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Yo La Tengo, Young People’s Choir of New York City, Joshua Bell

01/21 9pm - $50  Lewis Black, Willie Nile, Vernon Reid & Corey Glover of Living Colour, Rich Pagano & The Sugarcane Cups, Marshall Crenshaw

01/24 8pm - $50  Rosanne Cash, Madeleine Peyroux, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tambou Combo, BETTY

01/25 8pm - $20  20 Indie artists: Vienna Teng, Amber Rubarth, Ari Hest, Alex Berger, Nate Campany and many more.

For further information and concert updates, visit

Emergency Benefit Concert for Haiti
Jan 20th – 25, 2010

City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York City



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