‘Love Saves the East Village’ Benefit Concert Set for April 18
"Love Saves the East Village" -- an all-day benefit concert to help those affected by a recent building collapse in the Manhattan neighborhood -- will take place this coming Saturday, April 18, at La Palapa Cocina Mexicana (77 St. Mark's Place in New York City).
"When the East Village suffers loss we come together," the event's Facebook description reads. "Our community has suffered a devastating loss. We are hosting a fundraiser -- let's help in any way we can."
On March 26, a gas explosion ripped through four buildings in the East Village, leveling three of them and leaving 19 people injured -- five of those injured were FDNY members. The seven alarm fire enveloped 7th Street and Second Avenue, with the businesses in the area taking major hits.
The all day event kicks off at 11AM ET and will run until 7PM. The full schedule is below:
"Love Saves the East Village" Benefit Concert, April 18, 2015
11:00AM -- Willie Vargas
11:45AM -- The Go-Kartel feat. Scary Slumber Party 9
12:30PM -- Akie Bermiss
1:15PM -- Ivan Julian
2:00PM -- Carrie Ashley Hill
2:45PM -- Alyson & Tony
2:55PM -- Jeffrey Lewis
3:30PM -- Laura Cantrell
4:15PM -- Steve Shiffman & The Land Of No
5:00PM -- Tigers and Monkeys
5:45PM -- Felice Rosser & Faith NY
6:30PM -- Steve Almaas & The Crackers
Emcees for the event include Chi Chi Valenti, Margoh Channing, Man-ee Champagne and Handsome Dick Manitoba of the Dictators, among others. Entry for the show consists of a donation of $25 at the door; kids will be admitted free. For more information, you can check out the "Love Saves the East Village" Facebook page.