iHeartMedia and FOX today announced FOX Presents The iHeart Living Room Concert for America, a music event to provide entertainment relief and support for Americans and to celebrate the resilience and strength of the nation during this difficult time.
Hosted by Elton John, the event will feature performances by Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mariah Carey, Tim McGraw and more, from their own homes, filmed with their personal cell phones, cameras and audio equipment, to ensure the health and safety of all involved.
The concert will air in the iHeartRadio Music Awards‘ original broadcast timeslot — Sunday, March 29, from 9:00-10:00 PM ET/6:00-7:00 PM PT on FOX — and on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide, as well as via the iHeartRadio app. The benefit special will be broadcast commercial-free.
In addition to featuring music, the hour-long concert will pay tribute to the front line health professionals, first responders and local heroes who are putting their lives in harm’s way to help their neighbors. It also will encourage viewers to support two of the many charitable organizations helping victims and first responders during the pandemic: Feeding America and First Responders Children’s Foundation.
To extend the reach of the commercial-free special’s charitable component, FOX will offer the event across all of its linear and digital platforms. For more information, visit iHeart.com/LivingRoomConcert.
Executive producers for FOX Presents The iHeart Living Room Concert for America are John Sykes and Tom Poleman, for iHeartMedia and Joel Gallen, For Tenth Planet Productions — who produced the multi-network telethons immediately following 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti Earthquake.
In related music news, The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS will celebrate 38-time GRAMMY nominee and seven-time GRAMMY winner Prince with a special broadcast of Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince to be broadcast Tuesday, April 21 (9:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and streaming on CBS All Access.
The tribute concert is hosted by comedian Maya Rudolph, who will also perform with her Prince cover band Princess. Filmed January 28th, the special will air on the four-year anniversary of the superstar’s passing.
An all-star lineup will perform hits from Prince’s renowned catalog, including Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Common, Earth, Wind & Fire, Foo Fighters, H.E.R., Juanes, John Legend, Chris Martin, Miguel, Morris Day And The Time, Princess, Sheila E., St. Vincent, Mavis Staples, the Revolution, and Usher, with special appearances by Fred Armisen, Naomi Campbell, Misty Copeland, FKA Twigs and Jimmy Jam.
Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC, with the cooperation of The Prince Estate. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Ron Basile, Chantel Sausedo and Rac Clark are producers and David Wild is the writer/producer. Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Sheila E. are the co-musical directors of the special.