Never Forget Concert
Dubbed the “Never Forget Concert,” the show will feature performances by Journey, The Chainsmokers, Steve Miller Band with special guest Jesse Colin Young, John Fogerty, Ann Wilson of Heart, Lee Brice, Wyclef Jean, Gavin DeGraw, Wé McDonald, Flo Rida, Danny Rodriguez, and Jax. Guitarist G.E. Smith (“Saturday Night Live,” Hall & Oates) of Amagansett will serve as the musical director.
The tribute concert, starting at 7 p.m., will be recorded to broadcast on WAXQ/104.3 FM, select iHeart stations and the iHeartRadio app on Sept. 11. All proceeds will benefit the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which provides mortgage-free homes to our nation’s catastrophically injured veterans and first responders, as well as Gold Star and Fallen First Responder families with young children. “Twenty years ago, first responders rushed toward 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 toward danger when everyone else is running away,” said Frank Siller, chairman and CEO of the foundation. “We are grateful to the artists and our partners who support our mission and have made this special tribute possible.”
Tunnel to Towers will donate tickets to first responders, military personnel and Gold Star families. Explains Frank Siller, Chairman and CEO of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, “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. We are grateful to the artists and our partners who support our mission and have made this special tribute possible.”
The foundation was founded by Westerleigh resident Frank Siller and his family in memory of his brother, firefighter Stephen Siller, who was off duty when he ran through the Hugh Carey Tunnel (Brooklyn Battery Tunnel) to the World Trade Center and ultimately laid down his life to save others on Sept. 11, 2001. G.E. Smith, of Hall and Oats fame, will serve as musical director for the 7 p.m. concert, to be held at the Jones Beach Theater. It will also be broadcast on Q104.3, select iHeartRadio stations and on the iHeartRadio app on Saturday, Sept.11.
HEART’s Ann Wilson will embark on a short solo tour in August. The trek will kick off on August 14 in Alexandria, Virginia and will include dates in Maryland, New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire, before wrapping up with a two-night stand at City Winery New York City. Wilson’s tour will also see her appear at at concert at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. All proceeds from the August 21 event will benefit the Tunnel To Towers Foundation, which has been providing mortgage-free homes to families of first responders for several years. Also scheduled to appear are JOURNEY, STEVE MILLER BAND, Wyclef Jean and John Fogerty, among others.