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12-12-12 Concert to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims

Some of the biggest names in music will play at a benefit concert on Wednesday. All proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.

Huge names in music are lending their talents to Hurricane Sandy. relief efforts at the 12-12-12 Concert on Wednesday.

Every penny sold from ticket sales will go directly to Sandy victims through the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which provides material, money and aid to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm, including more than 200 Patch towns, like Lindenhurst, in New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island.

The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney, plus other artists to be announced.

Check out video interviews with several of the performers discussing the impact Hurricane Sandy had on them.

According to the 12-12-12 Concert’s website, “Starting at 7:30 p.m. EST, on Dec. 12, “12-12-12,” The Concert for Sandy Relief, will be broadcast live from Madison Square Garden via a global network of United States and International television stations, Clear Channel radio stations and leading websites. Check the listings on the website to see where you can watch locally.”

  • You could watch it online via streaming websites such as AOL and YouTube.
  • You could watch in a local movie theater, including Clearview’s Babylon Cinemas, 34 Main Street in Babylon Village, and National Amusements’ Farmingdale Multiplex, 1001 Broad Hollow Road (Route 110) in Farmingdale.
  • You could also watch on a variety of local TV channels, including AMC, CBS, HBO, MSG, WLNY, WLIW, WEtv, Thirteen and VH1 Classic.
  • And you could listen on the local radio stations such as 106.7 Lite fm, 103.5 KTU, Z100, Q104.3, Power 105.1 FM.

Click here for more local listening and viewing options.

You can also donate to the American Red Cross, Long Island Cares and Island Harvest.

Please join Patch's effort to raise awareness and funds for those living in Patch communities affected by Sandy: Patch Rebuilds.

It's Patch’s effort to help support devastated communities after the storm, and Patch will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund for every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds (up to $125,000).

Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, grants and programs to help Sandy survivors.

You can simply tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, or go to our Patch Rebuilds websiterebuilds.patch.com, and tweet directly from the site.

For more information about the concert, visit www.121212concert.org.

Ohhboy !!! December 10, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Will the Partridge Family be there as well ?
Diane Smith December 10, 2012 at 10:48 PM
I’m excited to see this benefit concert. I love many of the artists performing, Kanye West, Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys, and Bruce Springsteen, to name a few. My DISH coworker first told me to tune into this concert, so I know I won’t be missing it. I’ll be recording it on my DISH Hopper. This 2TB hard drive allows me to store a whole season of my favorite show, plus there will be enough room for this special. I never run out of space. I can’t wait to see this star-studded line up of musicians.
Halford December 11, 2012 at 12:09 AM
I really wonder just how much this is going to raise, and where will the money end up ????
Randy December 11, 2012 at 05:09 AM
Anyone know what portion of ticket is tax deductible donation? They say every dollar is going to charity.
An Original December 11, 2012 at 01:06 PM
This is a racist statement, Rhonda.
An Original December 11, 2012 at 01:10 PM
The tickets are not tax deductible because you are receiving a service for the money.
Ohhboy !!! December 11, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Will there be napkins & toothpicks there ?
An Original December 12, 2012 at 04:06 PM
I stand corrected. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible. $250 of my $750 ticket is deductible.
Chris December 12, 2012 at 09:33 PM
The people who were directly impacted by the storm (who wanted to be there) should have been there through a lottery. There could have easily been a way to verify they were victims. If every rock star put in 2% of their wealth, it would have covered all costs with left over towards The Robin Hood Foundation. These victims need their spirits lifted, not some rich people who can afford $2500 near floor seats, and $150 seats to others who are tight for money. This is what music is really about in this very difficult time. This is a disgrace.
An Original December 13, 2012 at 03:24 PM
A disgrace, Chris??? Millions of dollars were raised to help the victims of Sandy by the musicians through the donation of their time. Those "rich people" seats that you mention were largely filled with the firemen, police and the Greybeards that were on the scene saving lives and property.They were publicly honored for their service. Yes, I paid for tickets to this concert and had a fantastic time. Every penny that I paid is going to the Robin Hood Foundation. The victims all seem to be very grateful and excited to able to watch the concert for free almost anywhere. So what is YOUR problem???
SoMo December 13, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Grow up
Lynn February 26, 2013 at 03:03 PM
Where did you get your information about the portion that is tax deductible? I am trying to research it and found nothing.
Concerned Citizen February 27, 2013 at 12:13 AM
It think that it was on the Ticketmaster website, but I don't see it now. A call to IRS will tell you for sure. According to the Fundraising Professionals at http://www.afpnet.org/ResourceCenter/ArticleDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=3266: "The tax-deductible or contributed portion of a ticket is the amount over and above the fair market value (FMV) of any benefits received. It is the responsibility of the organization putting on the event to determine the FMV and to inform the participants of the amount of the contributed portion." In other words, check the price for a regular MSG concert performance for your seat . Subtract that from what you actually paid for 121212, and the rest is deductible.

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