Jon Bon Jovi will headline a Manhattan benefit saluting frontline Covid workers. The Asbury Park Press reported the fifth annual Love Rocks NYC concert will play on June 3rd at New York’s Beacon Theatre in and feature performances by Billy F. Gibbons, Warren Haynes, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr., Emily King, Ledisi, Sara Bareilles, Ivan Neville, Robert Randolph, and Nathaniel Rateliff, among others. The house band will be led by Will Lee from the CBS Orchestra.
The Love Rocks NYC show will be co-hosted by Jeff Garlin, Michael Imperioli, former-New York Yankee Bernie Williams, and Tina Fey, with fashion designer John Varvatos serving as executive producer.
Last spring as the pandemic ravaged New York, Jon and Dorothea Bon Jovi started a new food bank to service the East End of Long Island, in an effort to help feed those who have fallen through the cracks due to the coronavirus. A while back, Jon Bon Jovi told CBS that his and Dorothea’s plans to feed people quickly and with dignity came about in a truly organic and altruistic way: “Y’know, it was just something that we developed as a couple, that we just, felt privileged and lucky. . . And then, little by little we created (it) in an official capacity with the foundation. And that evolved into the Soul Kitchen and this culinary program, and the farm. But it wasn’t that we woke up one day and we said, ‘We’re gonna do good!’ This started by doing good.”