City Winery & Everest Awakening Raise $20K+ for Nepal Earthquake Victims

On May 17th, artists came together to play at a daytime benefit show to raise awareness and money for the victims of Nepal’s recent earthquakes. Notable performers include Michael Stipe, Patti Smith, Jesse Paris Smith, Kaki King, Raju Lama, Loudon Wainwright III, Nicole Atkins, Jesse Smith, Martha Mooke and Shyam Nepali. Together, $21,113.50 was raised! To learn how you can help, visit www.everestawakening.com. Another benefit supporting RPM’s Disaster Relief Fund is scheduled for June 17th. The artist line-up includes Betty LaVette, Lucy Wainwright-Roche, Suzzy Roche, Lizz Wright and many more to be added.

Everest Awakening was founded in light of the recent earthquake to bring together musicians, artists, writers, poets and activists in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Nepal and neighboring territories of the Himalayan region. Using our skills and various platforms, we are doing what we can to spread awareness and hope, using our voices and resources to keep people informed and educated, and to help others to direct their efforts and donations to where they are needed most.

Click here for more information and tickets to the 6/17 benefit concert.

 

Photo credit: Al Pereira 

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Founder of Everest Awakening, Jesse Paris Smith and her mother, Patti Smith at Everest Awakening Benefit Concert at City Winery NYC 5/17

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Everest Awakening Benefit Concert at City Winery NYC 5/17

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Kaki King aEverest Awakening Benefit Concert at City Winery NYC 5/17

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Everest Awakening Benefit Concert at City Winery NYC 5/17

 

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Everest Awakening: A Gathering for Nepal and Beyond 5/17

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Everest Awakening – A Gathering for Nepal and Beyond
Featuring Patti Smith, Loudon Wainwright III, Kaki King, Raju Lama, Nicole Atkins, Jesse Paris Smith, Martha Mooke, Tara Lobsang, Karanjit Singa, Pema Kunsang & Shyam Nepali
May 17, 2015
Doors 12pm I Show 1pm
Tickets: $40 – $55

Everest Awakening was founded by Jesse Paris Smith in light of the recent earthquake to bring together musicians, artists, writers, poets and activists in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Nepal and neighboring territories of the Himalayan region. Using our skills and various platforms, we are doing what we can to spread awareness and hope, using our voices and resources to keep people informed and educated, and to help others to direct their efforts and donations to where they are needed most.

Join us at City Winery on May 17th for this incredible benefit concert to support an imperative and urgent cause. City Winery is proud to host a lineup of caring and talented individuals to raise money for Nepal in this time of need. Everest Awakening is bound to be an unforgettable night, featuring artists who are very passionate about this cause, including Patti Smith, Loudon Wainwright III, Kaki King, Nicole Atkins, Jesse Smith, Martha Mooke, Tara Lobsang, Shyam Nepali and other very special guests. There will be a second benefit hosted on June 17th with performances by Lizz Wright, Joan Osborne, Lucy Wainwright-Roche, Suzzy Roche, Betty LaVette and other guests to be announced –all net proceeds will benefit RPM’s Disaster Strikes Fund.

Click here to purchase tickets