Aerosmith, James Taylor, NKOTB and more line up to play ‘Boston Strong’ benefit for One Fund

Aerosmith to play the “Boston Strong’’ benefit concert May 30 at TD Garden (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, file)
Aerosmith to play the “Boston Strong’’ benefit concert May 30 at TD Garden (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, file)

Some of the biggest names in Boston music and beyond have signed on to perform at “Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration’’ at the TD Garden on May 30.

Aerosmith, James Taylor, Boston, New Kids on the Block, the J. Geils Band, Godsmack, Extreme, Steven Wright, Dane Cook, Jason Aldean, Jimmy Buffett, and Carole King will all play the show, whose net ticket proceeds will benefit The One Fund Boston, set up by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to help the people most affected by the Boston marathon bombings on April 15. More artists are expected to be added to the line-up in the coming days.


Don Law, President of Live Nation New England announced the concert this morning.

“Live Nation and TD Garden have hosted thousands of concerts over the years, but none with such a sense of purpose as ‘Boston Strong’,’’ he said in a press release timed with the announcement. “Boston is a city with strong roots, and homegrown artists reached out to us to see what could be done. We are proud to help solidify this huge concert line-up.’’

“Like so many other proud Bostonians who have been extremely generous, we are honored to step up and do our part to help the victims and their families,’’ said Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block. “Hopefully this event will not only raise money, but spirits as well.’’

“The One Fund event at the Garden this May 30th is destined to be a true Boston landmark. From the promoters to the sound & lights, to the performers and the Garden staff; everyone involved has responded from the heart in a spontaneous and simultaneous desire to be there, and to do what we can for the city we love. I am honored to be a part of it, and…I can’t wait’’ said James Taylor.


Ticket information:

Tickets are priced from $35 to $285. Prices include all fees and service charges. Information on special sponsor tickets which will include commemorative items, reserved parking, and other items will be available on and

Tickets will go on sale May 6 at 10 a.m. Fans can purchase tickets at, or by calling 800-745-3000 or at TD Garden Box Office.

In an effort to make sure all net proceeds from ticket sales go directly to The One Fund, all tickets will be sold through Ticketmaster’s paperless ticket delivery. Fans must have the credit card used to make the purchase and a valid, government-issued ID to gain entry. For more information on paperless ticketing, visit For more information on the event, you may also go to

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