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Dave Grohl, Black Keys, Nile Rodgers, Hozier and More Help Raise $3.8 Million for Charity at Love Rocks NYC Annual Concert

The Love Rocks NYC Benefit Concert has become an annual New York tradition and Thursday night’s show at the Beacon Theatre was one of the best on record, raising $3.8 million for the God’s Love We Deliver charity with performances and/or appearances from Dave Grohl, the Black Keys, Hozier, Nile Rodgers, Tom Morello, Don Felder, Bettye LaVette, Joss Stone, Allison Russell, Emily King, Marcus King, Lucius, Larkin Poe, Trombone Shorty, Luke Spiller, Quinn Sullivan, and Bernie William.

This year’s concert raised $3.8 million, which will allow God’s Love We Deliver to serve 380,000 meals for New Yorkers living with severe illnesses. Since launching in 2017, the concerts have brought together a formidable lineup of talent, raising $33.8 million to date and helping to fund 3.8 million meals.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 07: (L-R) Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys perform onstage during the Eighth Annual LOVE ROCKS NYC Benefit Concert For God's Love We Deliver at Beacon Theatre on March 07, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for LOVE ROCKS NYC/God's Love We Deliver )
Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for LOVE ROCKS NYC/God’s Love We Deliver )

“God’s Love We Deliver is unique in New York City – we are the only non-profit provider of medically tailored meals. We started as an AIDS services organization nearly 39 years ago, and now we cook and home deliver medically tailored meals, to people living with more than 200 different diagnoses,” said CEO David Ludwigson.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 07: (L-R) Rebecca Lovell and Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe perform onstage during the Eighth Annual LOVE ROCKS NYC Benefit Concert For God's Love We Deliver at Beacon Theatre on March 07, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for LOVE ROCKS NYC/God's Love We Deliver )
Rebecca and Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for LOVE ROCKS NYC/God’s Love We Deliver )

The evening launched with host Conan O’Brien taking the stage with his guitar and his longtime friend and band leader Jimmy Vivino, singing a rendition of Elvis Presley’s “Suspicious Minds,” and the show was off and running with artists performing backed by the stellar house band, led by veteran bassist Will Lee. Bettye LaVette sang a rousing version of “Things Have Changed”; Nile Rodgers kept the audience on its feet with Chic-helmed hits like “We Are Family” and “Good Times”; Marcus King played some blazing blues licks; the Black Keys roared through their hits “Howlin For You” and “Lonely Boy”; and Grohl roared even louder with “Everlong” and “Live and Let Die.” The night concluded with an all-star performance of “Let’s Dance.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 07: Nile Rodgers performs onstage during the Eighth Annual LOVE ROCKS NYC Benefit Concert For God's Love We Deliver at Beacon Theatre on March 07, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for LOVE ROCKS NYC/God's Love We Deliver )
Nile Rodgers (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for LOVE ROCKS NYC/God’s Love We Deliver )

The eighth annual Love Rocks NYC was executive produced by fashion designer John Varvatos, NYC real estate broker and concert producer Greg Williamson and concert/events producer Nicole Rechter, and was presented by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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