Thousands of music fans will gather at the TD Garden tonight for the Boston Strong benefit concert. Organized as a fundraiser for One Fund Boston, a charity organization set up in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, the star-studded event will host a variety of performers and musical acts.
The diverse range of artists featured at tonight’s event include Aerosmith, the Dropkick Murphys, Jason Aldean, Boston, Jimmy Buffett, Extreme, the J. Geils Band, New Kids on The Block, James Taylor, Godsmack, Carole King, and comedians Dane Cook and Stephen Wright. Many of these stars launched their careers performing in and around Boston. Though the Dropkick Murphys were not originally slated to perform, local automotive dealer magnate Ernie Boch Jr. offered to fly them in on his own private jet to ensure they’d be in attendance for the event.
Tickets sold out within five minutes earlier this month, but you can always watch the livestream of the concert, which starts at 7pm. Even if you won’t be attending, you should consider making a donation to One Fund, as they could certainly use your support. And if you’re thinking of “shipping up to Boston” anytime soon, consider a stay at our Boston bed and breakfast for a taste of old Boston charm.