Scotty McCreery will turn his concert at the historic Beacon Theater in New York City into a benefit concert to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The show, scheduled for November 23 and originally billed as “Christmas with Scotty McCreery” is now being called the “Beacon Theater Benefit for Hurricane Sandy Relief.” A portion of ticket sales will go to World Vision’s Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
“Being from North Carolina, I have seen firsthand what hurricanes can do,” Scotty said. “After seeing the devastation caused by Sandy, I wanted to figure out a way to help. And given that we have a show at the Beacon Theater the day after Thanksgiving, I thought ‘why not turn that New York show into a benefit?’”
World Vision has focused on providing assistance to communities in Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Yonkers and Coney Island in New York as well as in Hoboken and Egg Harbor township in New Jersey in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. They will be collecting donations during the concert in addition to Scotty’s contribution.
“World Vision is honored to have been chosen by Scotty and his family to join together and help those still suffering from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy,” Michael Bianchi, Director, World Vision Artists, said. “Our global mission is to serve those in need, even here in our own country. Scotty’s wish to do the same, especially at this time of the year, makes for a perfect partnership.”
Scotty’s friend and fellow American Idol alumni Pia Toscano will join him at the Beacon. “New York is my hometown and it’s been difficult to watch what has happened there to my friends and family,” she said. “So when Scotty asked me to be a part of his Beacon Theater benefit performance, I jumped at the chance.”
“It’s fitting that the day after Thanksgiving, we can all show how thankful we are to live in a great country where Americans help Americans in their time of need,” Scotty added. “So, I hope everyone will come out and support the ‘Beacon Theater Benefit for Hurricane Sandy Relief.’ It will be a fun night and a grateful way for us all to kick off the holiday season.”
Tickets for the special show can be purchased HERE.