In the days and weeks ahead, several of our favorite artists and bands will lend their time and talents in hopes of helping the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. Names like Amy Millan, Patti Smith, Yo La Tengo, Ted Leo, The Swell Season, Rosanne Cash, and the Cold War Kids are among the many who are set to appear at Haiti benefit concerts across the country. It only seems appropriate that we take a moment to not only note these events, but put together a simple guide for your viewing pleasure. Awesome music + an amazing cause = sounds good to us!
And though you’ve probably heard it a million times by now, if you are interested in donating to the Haiti relief efforts, please click on the appropriate links below.
Also, if you know of event not listed, please let us (and everyone else) know in the comment section!
Haiti Benefit Concert:
What: All donations will go to Partners in Health.
Who: Amy Millan, Plants & Animals, Jeremy Gara and Tim Kingsbury (of the Arcade Fire), Martin Cesar (of Think About Life), Shapes & Sizes, Jahnice, Tony Ezzy, Doody Le Tigre, & Vox Sambou
When: Sunday, January 17th at 8:00pm
Where: Club Lambi in Montreal, QC
How: $10 – $20 via ticketfly.com
Houston For Haiti:
What: All proceeds will go directly to the Haiti relief fund through CARE.
Who: Bun B, Slim Thug, Trae The Truth, ESG, Lil O, Candi Redd, Just Brittany, Corey Mo, & The Party Boyz
When: Monday, January 18th at 4:00pm
Where: Warehouse Live in Houston, TX
How: $20 via warehouselive.com
DMV Helps Haiti Benefit Concert:
What: All ticket sales will be donated to Wyclef Jeans YELE and Partners in Health Organization.
Who: Wale, D.C. Don Juan, Tabi Bonney, Phil Ade, XO, Kingpen Slim, K-Beta, & Que (formerly of Day26)
When: Monday, January 18th at 6:00pm
Where: 9:30 Club in Washington, DC
How: $20 – $100 via ticketfly.com
Benefit for Haiti:
What: 100% of door fees, and 10 % of alcohol sales will go to Doctors Without Borders.
Who: Surfer Blood, John Ralston, Sweet Bronco, & Kill Now?!
When: Monday, January 18th at 8:00pm
Where: Propaganda in Lake Worth, FL
Hope for for Haiti:
What: Proceeds from the concert will go to Real Help for Haiti.
Who: Aaron Ivey, Matt McCloskey, Miranda Dodson, Kevin McKinney, & Courrier
When: Monday, January 18th at 7:00pm
Where: The Parish in Austin, TX
Emergency Benefit Concert for Haiti:
What: 100% of donations will be distributed to Partners in Health, Doctors Without Borders, and Wyclef Jeans YELE.
Who: Patti Smith, Yo La Tengo, The Swell Season, John Wesley Harding, Lewis Black, Willie Nile, Vernon Reid & Corey Glover (of Living Colour), Rosanne Cash, & more TBA
When: Four nights (January 20, 21, 24, & 25)
Where: City Winery in New York, NY
How: Prices varies depending on day. Find more info via warehouselive.com.
Hope for Haiti:
What: Two-hour television fundraiser; proceeds will be split evenly among five relief organizations currently operating in Haiti: Oxfam America, Partners in Health, Red Cross, UNICEF, and Wyclef Jeans YELE.
Who: Anderson Cooper, Wyclef Jean, George Clooney, and more TBA
When: Friday, January 22nd at 8:00pm
Where: ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT
How: Watch and donate
A Benefit for the Vicitms of the Earthquake in Haiti:
What: 100% of the proceeds will be split between Save The Children and Partners In Health.
Who: Jimmy Fallon, Cold War Kids, Ted Leo, The Wrens, Sondre Lerche, Eugene Mirman, AC Newman (of the New Pornographers), Rhett Miller (of the Old 97s), Nicole Atkins, Here We Go Magic, and more TBA
When: Wednesday, January 27th at 6:00pm
Where: The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY
How: $50 via ticketweb.com