Bridge To Japan: Earthquake & Tsunami Benefit Concert March 31st at City Winery in NYC


In light of devastating earthquake and tsunami that affected the Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, effectively the entire northeastern coast of Japan, we are producing a benefit concert with the goal of raising $30,000 for immediate aid to assist some of the 500,000 people who have been made homeless. While the 24hr news cycle obsesses over the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, these internally displaced people are trying to survive in frigid conditions with little access to shelter, water and basic amenities – a tragedy regardless whether it happens in one of the world’s poorest or richest nations.

Rachel Yamagata, Tift Merritt, Marshall Crenshaw,Dar Williams, Lucy Wainwright, Nicole Atkins, Ben Sollee, the Big Band collective Morning Musuko and classical pianist Taka Kigawa immediately expressed their commitment to the benefit concert

More artists will be confirmed in the coming days.