Global Citizen Festival 2013 - Central Park will transform into the largest outdoor music festival in New York City on Saturday September 28, 2013. Fans will appreciate the beautiful line-up with Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys, and John Mayer will be headlining this massive music festival produced by Global Poverty Project and Golden Voice. There will be over 27,000 tickets available for fans to grab. This is one event you don’t want to miss if you’re in town.
Singer-songwriter and musician, Stevie Wonder, has been a major figure in the popular music scene over the last forty years. Stevie Wonder is responsible for twelve top ten albums and more than thirty top ten hit singles including Uptight (Everything’s Alright), Superstition, and I Just Called to Say I Love You. Amongst his many accolades, Stevie holds a Lifetime Achievement Award, twenty-six Grammy Awards, and is a member of both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 1999, consisting of brothers Anthony “Caleb” Followill, Ivan “Nathan” Followill and Michael “Jared” Followill, with their cousin Cameron “Matthew” Followill. The band’s early music was an upbeat blend of southern rock and garage rock influences but the band has gradually expanded their sound to include a variety of genres. Kings of Leon achieved initial success in the United Kingdom with nine Top 40 singles and all three of the band’s albums at the time peaking in the top five of the UK Albums Chart, with Because of the Times reaching number one. After the release of Only by the Night in 2008 they achieved further chart success in the United States. The singles “Sex on Fire”, “Use Somebody” and “Notion” peaked at number one on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks, while the album itself was their first ever platinum-selling album in the US.
Alicia Keys can be described as a modern-day Renaissance woman. She is a 14-time Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer, an accomplished actress, a New York Times best-selling author, an entrepreneur and a powerful force in the world of philanthropy and in the global fight against HIV and AIDS.
The consistency with which John Mayer combines word craft and melody has earned him rarefied status as a respected songwriter and musician. As one of few musicians to achieve both critical acclaim and popular appeal, the seven-time Grammy Award winner has earned accolades for each album release while selling in excess of 20 million albums worldwide. Known as a musician who defies genre boundaries, Mayer is well known for collaborations with a range of artists. From rock to blues, hip-hop to jazz to country, Mayer has performed and/or recorded with Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, T Bone Burnett, Herbie Hancock, The Rolling Stones, Dixie Chicks, Jay Z and Alicia Keys. Mayer was honored by the Recording Academy in 2012 for his work on behalf of U.S. military veterans. His longtime commitment to veterans includes a partnership with the Northern California Institute for Research and Education on programs designed to combat the effects of post traumatic stress. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to attend Global Citizen Festival 2013 with your friends and family.