Vegas, NYC Fundraisers

(Above source: Hope for the City)

From Marie Osmond to Barbra Streisand, celebrity-laden fundraisers for Las Vegas and New York City will air over the next few days.

Following April’s star-studded Jersey 4 Jersey broadcast, which raised $5.9 million for Covid-19 relief, similar local, hour-long fundraisers are coming on behalf of the gambling mecca, tomorrow, and the Big Apple on Monday.

Saturday, May 9: A Night of Hope, benefitting Hope for the City’s Vegas food distribution efforts, will feature musical performances by Colbie Caillat, Kane Brown, Lee Brice and One Republic, plus appearances by Carrot Top, Marie Osmond and many others. It will be hosted by Chris Harrison of The Bachelor and Giuliana Rancic of E! News.

Monday, May 11: Rise Up New York!, benefitting the Robin Hood Foundation’s relief and recovery efforts, will feature musical performances by Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Mariah Carey, and Sting, plus appearances by Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Lopez, Robert De Niro, Spike Lee, Idina Menzel, Sutton Foster and many others. It will be hosted by Tina Fey.

You can watch A Night of Hope at 7 pm PT, May 9, on Las Vegas over-the-air channels. It will also stream nationally (10 pm ET) on

You can watch Rise Up New York! at 7 pm ET, May 11, on New York City over-the-air channels and nationally on CNBC, which is available through such multi-channel subscription streamers as Sling TV, YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV.


About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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