This vacation season, Steven Van Zandt is organizing a star-studded streaming occasion that can honor hardworking educators across the nation. Scheduled for December 21, the digital Stand With Lecturers profit will function musical performances by Margo Worth and Eddie Vedder, with appearances by Tom Morello, Melle Mel of Grandmaster Flash and the Livid 5, Steve Buscemi, and extra. All proceeds from the ticketed occasion will assist Van Zandt’s TeachRock group.
The songwriter, actor, producer, and longtime member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Avenue Band established TeachRock in 2013 as a nationwide initiative to have interaction college students in all disciplines by standard music. As arts curriculums are reduce in colleges across the nation, TeachRock affords lecturers a trove of free assets, together with on-line music historical past programs.
Be part of @StevieVanZandt and TeachRock to #StandWithTeachers in a digital vacation fundraiser that includes particular performances from Eddie Vedder, @MissMargoPrice & a forged of stars. Tickets and data at https://t.co/X52LBMLlfX @MVZaGoGo pic.twitter.com/9gGTcATw9d
— TeachRock.org (@TeachRock) December 9, 2020
Tickets for Stand With Lecturers are at the moment out there on teachrock.org’s website. Ticketholders is not going to solely have entry to the 8:00 pm EST live-stream, however can benefit from the occasion on-demand for 3 days after.
Along with the artists listed above, extra appearances can be made by Whoopi Goldberg, Edward Norton, Maureen Van Zandt, Lillyhammer stars Trønd Fausa Aurvåg and Steinar Sagen, and Van Zandt’s Sopranos co-star Vincent Pastore.
“Being an educator has by no means been straightforward, however 2020 posed larger challenges than any colleges have ever confronted. And, as ordinary, lecturers rose to the event,” mentioned Van Zandt in an announcement.
“When colleges shut down in a single day, lecturers rallied and moved courses on-line. However that’s not all – just like the important employees they’re, lecturers proceed to danger their well being to serve college students and households, be it to distribute tech to maintain college students linked, or meals to assist households in want. Lecturers are the plainclothes superheroes in our midst. They need to be heard and celebrated, and that’s why we’re going to Stand With Lecturers on December twenty first.”
Earlier this yr, Van Zandt launched a complete retrospective of his solo profession, RockNRoll Insurgent – The Early Work. Moreover, a lot of his basic albums, together with Males With out Girls, Voice Of America, Freedom – No Compromise, and his landmark 1985 protest document Solar Metropolis, have been reissued as standalone titles. All artist and publishing royalties from Solar Metropolis, in the meantime, assist TeachRock.