Music has the power to bring communities and people from all walks of life together in support of a common, unified cause. Whether that cause is political, social, or emotional in nature, artists have a unique ability to channel their talents towards universal good, and to foster hope and healing where previously, none existed.
In the wake of several recent natural disasters that have left parts of Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, among other regions devastated, the streaming service Tidal has announced a benefit concert to support victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as well as the earthquake that recently tore through parts of Mexico, leaving nearly 300 individuals dead.
Hosted by radio royalty Angie Martinez, the concert will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on October 17th with proceeds going to benefit those impacted by Harvey, Irma, and the September 19th earthquake. Previous Tidal benefit concerts in 2015 and 2016 have featured artists such as Nicki Minaj, Prince, Usher, Alicia Keys, Common, Prince Royce, Blood Orange, and DNCE to name a few, and although rumors that Beyoncé would be making an appearance this year were briefly floating around the Internet before being definitively quashed, the newly released lineup for the concert is nothing to sniff at.
The third annual TIDAL X will feature headlining performances by DJ Khaled, Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, Kaskade, and Chris Brown. The event will also feature performances by Daddy Yankee, Fifth Harmony, Iggy Azalea, Mack Wilds, Fat Joe, Joey Bada$$, Yo Gotti, Princess Nokia and more. See the full lineup here.
Advance tickets were previously made available to Tidal subscribers and will go on sale for the rest of us rubes on September 26th. According to Tidal, 100 percent of proceeds will go towards disaster relief. Some of the named benefactors are as follows: Direct Relief, Miami Community Foundation, Houston Community Foundation, and Global Giving.
Tickets are far from cheap—lower-level options come out to about $200 with service and processing fees, but you can’t really complain about over-pricing given the potential lineup and the fact that your money is ultimately being funneled to support a good cause.
Tickets are available here.