Jul 20, 2020
The Boston Red Sox and Live Nation New England Announce the Fenway Sessions
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22 AT 7:05 PM EDT
Livestream Event to Benefit the Red Sox Foundation and Crew Nation
An evening celebrating arts, culture and concerts at historic Fenway Park, streaming live on Facebook
Hosted by Will Dailey
BOSTON, MA (July 20, 2020) – The Boston Red Sox and Live Nation New England announced today the Fenway Sessions, a livestream event celebrating concerts at Fenway Park. This once in a lifetime event will stream live on Fenway Park (Facebook.com/fenwaypark) and Live Nation New England (Facebook.com/livenationnewengland)’s Facebook pages on Wednesday, July 22 at 7:05 PM EDT. All proceeds generated during the livestream will benefit the Red Sox Foundation and Crew Nation.
The Fenway Sessions will feature performances, iconic footage and unique content from Fenway Park artists past, present and possibly future including special performances by Jimmy Buffett, Jefferson Starship and Will Dailey, as well as iconic footage of the Foo Fighters and New Kids On The Block performing at the historic ballpark and a special message from Bell Biv DeVoe. Boston’s own critically acclaimed artist, singer and songwriter, Will Dailey, will serve as host for the evening.
“Will Dailey has been a close friend of mine for years and when he approached us with the idea to host an event that would celebrate music and Fenway Park, all while raising funds for charity, we were completely on board,” said Red Sox President & CEO Sam Kennedy. “Of course, this event would not be possible without our partners at Live Nation who have been instrumental in securing the talented artists who have graced the stage at Fenway Park since 2003. Once again, they have helped us deliver on an exceptional program, this time virtual, that pays tribute to music and our great ballpark.”
“We are excited to partner with our friends at the Red Sox to help bring the Fenway Sessions to life,”said Don Law, President of Live Nation New England. “Concerts at Fenway Park are an experience like no other and we are thrilled to help celebrate a genuine New England summer tradition all while supporting the Red Sox Foundation and Crew Nation.”
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
About the Red Sox Foundation
The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation has donated to over 1,680 organizations since its creation in 2002, and focused on making a difference in the lives of children, families, Veterans, and communities in need by improving their health, education, and recreational opportunities. Through partnerships with best-in-class organizations in healthcare, the Red Sox have helped raised over $135 million for cancer treatment and research for The Jimmy Fund, supported more than 15,000 Veterans and their families suffering from the “invisible wounds of war” with the Home Base Program, and helped the Dimock Center serve over 17,000 patients annually with health and human services. The Foundation’s self-run education and youth baseball programs have helped 274 Boston Public Schools students with college scholarships, and promotes healthy choices and valuable life
skills to more than 700 urban youth annually through its RBI baseball and softball program.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Red Sox Foundation raises funds through special events, corporate
sponsorships, and grants. Founded and initially funded by Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner, President/CEO Emeritus Larry Lucchino and their partners, the Red Sox Foundation has won numerous awards for the impact of its innovative programs. In 2010, the Foundation’s Red Sox Scholars program was recognized by Major League Baseball with the first-ever “MLB Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence.” In 2009, the Red Sox Foundation was honored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Sports Philanthropy Project with the Patterson Award as the nation’s “Best Team Charity in Sports.” For more information about the foundation, visit redsoxfoundation.org.
About Crew Nation:
Crew members are the backbone of the live music industry and they depend on shows to make a living. Crew Nation is charitable fund that was created to help people working backstage that were supposed to be working on shows planned for 2020.
Last March, Live Nation Entertainment pledged $10 million to the Crew Nation fund to help professionals from these teams, donating the initial $5 million and collaborating in a fundraising campaign. All of the funds are being administered by Music Forward Foundation, a 501c3 charitable organization.Back to News