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UPDATE: Freezing temperature didn’t stop hurricane relief concert in NYC

Dave J. Matthews, left, and Ernest J. Anastasio III aka 'Trey', right, perform 'Waste' at Radio City on January 6, 2018. Photo: Facebook
‘A Concert for Island Relief’ in progress at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York, USA on January 6, 2018. Photo: Facebook
‘A Concert for Island Relief’ in progress at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York, USA on January 6, 2018. Photo: Facebook
Dave J. Matthews and his Rock band will perform at a concert in January 2018 to benefit hurricane relief efforts in United States Virgin Islands and the [British] Virgin Islands. Photo: Fandomania
Dave J. Matthews and his Rock band will perform at a concert in January 2018 to benefit hurricane relief efforts in United States Virgin Islands and the [British] Virgin Islands. Photo: Fandomania
American guitarist Ernest J. Anastasio III Band aka ‘Trey’ will also perform at the concert in January 2018 to benefit hurricane relief efforts in United States and the [British] Virgin Islands. Photo: Internet Source
American guitarist Ernest J. Anastasio III Band aka ‘Trey’ will also perform at the concert in January 2018 to benefit hurricane relief efforts in United States and the [British] Virgin Islands. Photo: Internet Source
Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017. Photo: VINO
Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017. Photo: VINO
NEW YORK, USA- Despite freezing temperature and inclement weather, ‘A Concert for Island Relief’, featuring Dave J. Matthews and his Rock Band, was held at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York, USA on January 6, 2018 as scheduled.

This news site, since December 10, 2017, had reported on the upcoming concert to benefit hurricane relief efforts in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) and the [British] Virgin Islands.

American guitarist Ernest J. Anastasio III Band aka ‘Trey’ also performed, as well as Aaron Neville and Hurray for the Riff Raff.

The Madison Square Garden Company, which owns Radio City, had said it would donate the use of the venue and "will cover all venue-related expenses." Ticketmaster will also donate proceeds from ticket service fees to the event.

The show was also streamed live on Live Stream.

It is unclear at this time how many persons attended and how much money was raised, however, Virgin Islands News Online will provide that information once it is received.

Hurricanes Irma and Maria had ravaged the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) and the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) in September 2017.

See previous article published December 10, 2017

Dave J. Mathews Rock band to perform in NYC for VI hurricane relief

- Other states in the USA affected by hurricanes to also benefit

The Associated Press and the New York Times are reporting that Dave J. Matthews and his Rock band, along with American guitarist Ernest J. Anastasio III Band aka ‘Trey’, will perform at a concert in January 2018 to benefit hurricane relief efforts in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) and the [British] Virgin Islands.

Aaron Neville and Hurray for the Riff Raff will also perform at Radio City Music Hall in New York City for "A Concert for Island Relief" on January 6, 2018 according to the same article. Tickets went on sale from Friday December 8, 2017.

The Madison Square Garden Company, which owns Radio City, says it will donate the use of the venue and "will cover all venue-related expenses." Ticketmaster will also donate proceeds from ticket service fees to the event.

Where is all the hurricane relief money?

Some of the funds are targeted to benefit the Virgin Islands (VI), which was destroyed by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, leaving death, homelessness, widespread looting and panic in the streets for food and gasoline.

In addition, the money raised will help the US states of Florida, Texas and the island of Puerto Rico, according to the American media.

Since Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017 inflicted havoc on the VI, there have been many groups, artists, individuals, businesses and governments across the USA, Europe, the Caribbean and many Non-Governmental Organisations and online efforts raising hurricane relief funds for the VI.

It remains unclear how much of that money has reached the people of the British Overseas Territory or what official channels are set up to ensure transparency and accountability.

12 Responses to “UPDATE: Freezing temperature didn’t stop hurricane relief concert in NYC”

  • overseas (10/12/2017, 10:01) Like (6) Dislike (13) Reply
    Everybody scamming off our mesirey
  • aee (10/12/2017, 13:42) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    More people not from here helping out Wish more locals like the baby bikers would get off their ass-s and contribute something positive . And lets hear from the govt where every dollar of aid has gone . That should not be asking too much .... unless there is something to hide . But kudos to all the relief efforts coming in .
    • boy blue (11/12/2017, 15:24) Like (3) Dislike (12) Reply
      The people from here who are not engaged in shootings, looting, thieving, are busy blogging derogatory comments about their Government , the relief efforts,the funds. Anything to discredit their homeland and discourage the much needed international help.
  • pat (11/12/2017, 05:33) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good question is last paragraph!
  • i from here (07/01/2018, 13:07) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    hope the money reach us hear in the BVI
  • Gumption.Offical (07/01/2018, 15:27) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why people who don’t support event/ don’t help promote events that set to help us always want to know where is the money? I’ve been trying to figure that out! I personally can give an account on where the money (Myself and company) raise but to people who really care and not to people who just want news to Talk about. If a person ain’t honest in their fundraising God will deal with them. If a person is honest and do what they say then bless that. But a lot of people who want answers haven’t done anything to deserve answers. It’s the the story about the (Hen/ wheat and chickens) - I’ll never shy away that (person(s) haven’t been fully honest but Won’t change my thoughts about what I think about supporting those who’s trying to help us.
  • Sawda (07/01/2018, 16:01) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    I haven't seen any public presentations of the money for these fundraisers being distributed,but all you seen is money being raised on the BVI behalf..The Minister of Finance needs to look into this like how he called up Branson ..Stop the Rich from building their Wealth from the poor people situations...


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