Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran top the bill for “Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America," set for The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Nov. 18 to promote unity and racial equity.
The concert, which will air Nov. 20 on A+E Networks' cable channels as well as IHeartMedia radio stations, will also feature Pink, Jamie Foxx, John Legend, Miguel, Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, Sia, Jill Scott and other stars performing a series of duets focused on creating reconciliation nationally.
"By shining a light on the uncomfortable truth that racial inequity and bias still impact our society, we are looking to inspire people to go beyond short-lived, symbolic gestures," said A+E Networks CEO Nancy Dubuc.
The concert was inspired by the response of churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, after nine parishioners, including the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, were killed in a mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
"The current racial situation in America is at a critical point," said the concert's executive producer Ken Ehrlich. "Today's musical artists, much like those of the civil rights movement's history, have strong feelings about what's going on today, and we're hopeful that 'Shining a Light' does, in fact, give a voice to their concerns, their hopes, and their thinking about solutions to the alarming events that we see around us every day."
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