Audacy’s Sold-out We Can Survive Concert Raises Over $600,000 for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 15, 2023 – Audacy brought its 10th annual We Can Survive to the East Coast on October 14 for an evening of performances by Maroon 5, ONEREPUBLIC, Kelly Clarkson, David Kushner and IZZA at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The sold-out show, part of Audacy’s ongoing I’m Listening mental health initiative, raised over $600,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
“It was so special to commemorate We Can Survive’s 10th anniversary in front of new listeners with a memorable lineup of performances,” said Michael Martin, Senior Vice President of Programming and Music Initiatives, Audacy. “Music unites us, and last night was the perfect kickstart to our Fall live events season. We’re proud to have once again teamed up with AFSP while connecting with our fans to promote research, education and advocacy for mental health.”
We Can Survive is part of Audacy’s ongoing commitment to mental health and follows the annual “I’m Listening” special – a live, national broadcast of open dialogue about mental health featuring some of the nation’s top influencers, artists, athletes, medical experts and more. The 2023 special featuring Selena Gomez, Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheeran and more is available on-demand at ImListening.org.
Hard Rock International is a proud partner of We Can Survive, supporting a continued commitment to AFSP and Audacy. As part of the event, Hard Rock donated $25,000 to AFSP, building on a donation of more than $250,000 made earlier this year by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. Hard Rock Hotels also sponsored the Opening Act stage at the pre-party on Championship Plaza, and was the title sponsor of the Hard Rock Artist Lounge, which was home to artist interviews and exclusive meet and greets. Fans also had the chance to win a VIP trip to see We Can Survive and stay at the Hard Rock Hotel New York.
Audacy’s larger partnership with Hard Rock includes bespoke nationwide events such as Leading Ladies at both Hard Rock Hotel New York and Hard Rock Live at the flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, as well as performances and interviews with artists including Ed Sheeran, Florence And The Machine, Backstreet Boys and more.
Additional We Can Survive sponsors included RWJBarnabas Health in partnership with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, as well as Dunkin’, Local Hyundai Dealers and Dove Men+Care.
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