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Aerosmith, James Taylor, Dropkicks, New Kids, Jason Aldean, lined up for Boston Strong

Posted by Emily Wright  May 30, 2013 09:49 AM

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The Hub is buzzing with excitement leading up to tonight's Boston Strong concert to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

The lineup was announced less than a month ago, featuring Aerosmith, James Taylor, New Kids on the Block, and more. One of the big local bands missing from the original ticket was Dropkick Murphys, but local car megadealer Ernie Boch, Jr. sent his private jet to retrieve the band, just to play the show. If that doesn't say Boston Strong, we don't know what does.

Check out the video below for more details on the event.

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, New Kids on the Block members Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood, and country artist Jason Aldean took to Twitter to talk about the concert and "Boston Strong" message.

The tickets sold out in a flash (5 minutes to be exact), leaving fans like Caitlyn Brundage in the cold (or heat if you're looking at today's weather).

If you aren't going to the show but want to keep up with the performances, check out our live stream.

Were you one of the lucky ones that got tickets? Are you going to watch the concert online? Let us know your plans in the comments and keep up with chatter in our live blog. Feel free to contribute using the hashtag #bostonstrong.

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