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John Varvatos and Greg Williamson Present - "LOVE ROCKS NYC!
A Change Is Gonna Come: Celebrating Songs of Peace, Love and Hope"
- Thursday March 9

NEWS - January 26, 2017

*All-star lineup to feature rock, blues and soul music icons including Jackson Browne, Joe Walsh, Mavis Staples, Cyndi Lauper, Warren Haynes, Gary Clark Jr., Michael McDonald, Susan Tedeschi, Aaron Neville, Derek Trucks, CeCe Winans, Dr. John and additional surprise guests*

Iconic fashion designer John Varvatos and NYC real estate executive and God's Love supporter Greg Williamson are proud to present "LOVE ROCKS NYC! A Change Is Gonna Come: Celebrating Songs of Peace, Love and Hope," the first-ever benefit concert for God's Love We Deliver, at the historic Beacon Theatre in NYC on Thursday March 9. The concert will support and honor the work of the cherished New York-based not-for profit-organization, which is celebrating its 31st anniversary.

Drawing inspiration from iconic musical pioneer Sam Cooke and his legendary hit, "A Change Is Gonna Come," the marquee event will unite new and existing supporters of God's Love We Deliver in their mission to change the lives they serve for the better together through music – the universal language that speaks to all. It will also highlight the charity's continued success of providing life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling for people in the New York Metropolitan area living with severe illness.

The all-star lineup will feature a range of legendary and contemporary Grammy award winners, nominees and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees spanning rock, pop, blues and soul. The artists will include Jackson Browne, Joe Walsh, Mavis Staples, Cyndi Lauper, Warren Haynes, Michael McDonald, Gary Clark Jr., Susan Tedeschi, Aaron Neville, Derek Trucks, Dr. John, CeCe Winans, Keb' Mo, Marc Cohn, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Sam Moore, William Bell, Lisa Fischer, Anthony Hamilton, Joan Osborne, Amy Helm, Catherine Russell, Jackie Greene, Marcus King, Tash Neal and more!

The stellar house band will include musical director Will Lee (The CBS Orchestra), Paul Shaffer (The CBS Orchestra), Steve Gadd (James Taylor, Eric Clapton), Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live), Eric Krasno (Soulive, Phil Lesh & Friends), Larry Campbell (Levon Helm, Bob Dylan) and Jeff Young (Jackson Browne).

Tickets sales will go live on Ticketmaster at 12noonET on January 28, 2017 through Ticketmaster Charge By Phone (1-866-858-0008), www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster Outlets. All proceeds of the concert will directly benefit God's Love We Deliver. For more information please visit: loverocksnyc.com.

About God's Love We Deliver
God's Love is the New York metropolitan area's leading provider of life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling for people living with severe illnesses. Begun as an HIV/AIDS service organization, today God's Love provides for people living with more than 200 individual diagnoses. God's Love cooks and home delivers the specific, nutritious meals a client's severe illness and treatment so urgently require. Meals are individually tailored for each client by one of our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, and all clients have access to unlimited nutrition counseling. God's Love supports families by providing meals for the children and senior caregivers of its clients. All of the agency's services are provided free of charge, and in its history of more than 31 years, God's Love We Deliver has never had a waiting list. For more information, visit www.godslovewedeliver.org. Follow God's Love on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram, @godslovenyc. God's Love is a non-sectarian organization.

Press Contacts:
God's Love We Deliver
Emmett Findley
212.294.8141
efindley@glwd.org

DKC
Aliza Rabinoff
212-981-5157
Aliza_rabinoff@dkcnews.com

Don Hoffman
212-981-5118
Don_hoffman@dkcnews.com

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