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2016

5,225 performers banded together in 43 states at 350 events for #ConcertAcrossAmerica to #EndGunViolence.

WE BEGAN WITH PEACE

Hawaii, the state with the lowest rate of gun violence in 2016, went first with a peace chant at 6:01 AM, ET from the Prince Dance Theatre.

The anchor event was held at the sold-out Beacon Theatre in New York City.

Jackson Browne
Rosanne Cash
Marc Cohn
Vy Higginsen’s Gospel Choir of Harlem
Eddie Vedder
With Special Guests
Paul Beaubrun & Joan Osborne

Photo by Jeffrey Neira

Other events around the country included the Alternate Routes’ sold out performance in Bridgeport, Connecticut:

And the kids stole the show in San Francisco:

Photo by Laura Epstein Norris

From The Rooftop of The Standard, Downtown LA, Kevin Frazier of Entertainment Tonight emceed an all-star line-up of: Don Felder of the Eagles, Sam Harris of the X Ambassadors, Sebastian Kole, Moby and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles.

Watch the LA concert here.

ALL-STAR ENDING

The day concluded at 12:01 AM, ET with a live-feed concert from the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, California.

Photo by Bennett Barthelemy

From Santa Barbara

Christopher Cross
Rocky Dawuni
Zach Gill (Alo)
Amy Holland
Kenny Loggins
Lois Mahalia
Patrick and Rick Maiani
Michael McDonald
Naked Voices
Ozomatli
Santa Barbara School of Performing Arts
Venice

Concerts ranged from classical to hip-hop to jazz.

Search #ConcertAcrossAmerica and
#EndGunViolence for more videos and photos.

2016

Alabama Decatur (St. John’s Episcopal Church) Alaska Fairbanks Arizona Mesa (Police-Community Gospel Choir) Scottsdale Sedona (St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church) Phoenix (Orangewood Presbyterian) Tempe Tucson California Albany Berkeley (Netivot Shalom) Diamond Bar (Diamond Bar United Church of Christ) Fullerton (Emmanuel Episcopal Church) Kenwood (St. Patrick’s Episcopal) Laguna Hills (St. George’s Episcopal Church) Los Gatos (Yavnev Day School) Lake Arrowhead Los Angeles Los Angeles (Hope Lutheran, St. John’s Episcopal ) Los Angeles (St. Francis Center, Atwater Village) Napa Northridge Palm Desert Palm Springs (Temple Isaiah) Palo Alto (Congregation Kol Emeth) Pasadena Redwood City Riverside San Quentin State Prison (Inmates/Interfaith Sing for Peace) Solana Beach (UU Fellowship of San Dieguito) San Diego San Francisco (Victoria Manalo Draves Park) San Francisco (Mercy High School, St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church) Santa Barbara Santa Monica Studio City (St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church) Studio City (The Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City) Vacaville (Church of the Epiphany) Walnut Creek (Guitars not Guns of Contra Costa 🎸) Woodland Hills (St. Luke Lutheran Church) Colorado Aurora Bailey Denver (B’nai Havurah of the Colorado Jewish Reconstructionist Federation, Colorado Faith Communities United, First Universalist, Montview Boulevard Presbyterian, Our Savior’s Lutheran) Denver (Washington Park UCC) Denver (Park Hill Congregational Church UCC) Dillon (Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church) Englewood (First Plymouth Congregational Church ) Fort Collins Frisco (Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church) Grand Junction (Episcopal Church of the Nativity) Lakewood Littleton Longmont Pueblo (Milagro Christian Church) Connecticut Bridgeport (Acoustic Cafe- Newtown Action Alliance- Sold Out) Collinsville Danbury (Association of Religious Communities) Danbury (Danbury Music Centre) Fairfield Guilford New Milford (St. John’s Episcopal Church) Newtown (Trinity Episcopal Church) North Branford Old Lyme (St. Anns’s Episcopal Parish) Ridgefield Southbury Southport (Trinity Episcopal) Vernon Delaware Bethany Beach (St. Martha’s Episcopal Church) Newark (Delaware Ecumenical Council) Wilmington (Congregation Beth Emeth) Wilmington (Rodney Square) Florida Boca Raton Lakeland Miami-Wynwood (Gramps) Miami (Miami Shores Community Church) Palm Harbor Pomona Park Georgia Atlanta Atlanta (Saint Martin in the Fields) Carollton Hawai’i The Big Island of Hawai’i (Prince Dance) Pahoa (Unitarian Universalist Church of Puna Hawai’i)
Idaho Moscow (Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse) Illinois Chicago (Alhambra Palace Restaurant) Chicago (Dusable Museum) Chicago (The Tonic Room) Chicago/Berwyn Des Plaines (St. Martin’s Episcopal Church) Evanston Red Bud Rockford (United Methodist Urban Program) Springfield Wheaton Indiana Beech Grove Oldenburg South Bend (Sisters of the Holy Cross) South Bend (First Unitarian Church) Iowa Clinton Iowa City (Trinity Episcopal Church) Davenport Dubuque (Dubuque Area Episcopal Peace and Justice Fellowship) Dubuque (Mount St. Francis Center) Kansas Great Bend Lawrence Manhattan (Auntie Mae’s Saloon) Prairie Village Salina Kentucky Lexington Springfield Louisiana Metairie New Orleans (Dominican Sisters of Peace) New Orleans (OperaCreole) New Orleans (Second Line) Maine Bangor Bath Cumberland Foreside (Friends School of Portland) Houlton (First Congregational Church of Houlton) Portland Portland (St. Luke’s Cathedral) Portland (Woodfords Congregational Church, UCC) Rockland (St. Peter’s Episcopal Church) Saco (UU Church of Saco) Stonington Vassalboro Maryland Baltimore (First Unitarian) Baltimore (Grace- St. John’s United Methodist Church) Baltimore (MDPGV Event) Baltimore (Mt. Vernon Place United Methodist Church) Baltimore (St. John’s Episcopal Church) Bethesda (Cedar Lane UUC) Cantonsville Capitol Heights (Gethsemane United Methodist Church) College Park (University UMC) Cumberland Damascus Fredrick (Calvary United Methodist) Greenbelt (Mowatt Memorial United Methodist Church) Hanover (St. Mark’s United Methodist Church) Independence (Community of Christ International Headquarters) Kensington Lutherville Lusby Montgomery Village Mt. Savage (St. George’s Episcopal Church) North Bethesda Pylesville (Guitars Not Guns 🎸with Allen’s Gift Chapter of Maryland) Rockville Silver Spring (Good Shepherd United Methodist Church) Silver Spring (Silver Spring United Methodist Church) Towson Massachusetts Berkshires Boston Cambridge (Episcopal Divinity School) Falmouth Framingham Gloucester Gloucester Teens Greenfield (Saint James Episcopal Church) Jamaica Plain Leominster Milton Natick Needham Newton (Union Church in Waban) Oxford (Grace Church) Somerville (ONCE) Somerville (Sally O’Brien’s Bar and Grill) Scituate (First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Scituate) Springfield (Gardner Memorial AME Zion)
Massachusetts (continued) Stoneham (Stoneham Police Department) Southbridge (Holy Trinity Church) Turner Falls (St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church) Topsfield Watertown (Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse) Watertown (Saltonstall Park) Williamstown Michigan Ann Arbor Bloomfield Hills (Birmingham Unitarian Church) Lansing Oxford Grand Rapids Muskegon (Harbor Unitarian Universalist Congregation Minnesota Chatfield (St/ Matthew’s Episcopal) Duluth Minneapolis Saint Paul Mississippi Natchez Tupelo Missouri Bridgeton Independence St. Louis (Central Reform Congregation) St. Louis (Compton Heights Christian Church) St. Louis (Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion) Kansas City (American Jazz Museum) Kansas City (St. Peter’s A.M.E. Zion Church) Montana Missoula Nebraska Omaha (Milk Run) Omaha (Episcopal Church of the Resurrection) Nevada Reno New Hampshire Hanover Keene Portsmouth (kick off event Friday Sept. 23) New Jersey Atlantic City Baptistown Cherry Hill Cliffside Park Ewing Highland Park Lincroft (Monmouth Center for World Religions) Lincroft (Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth) Madison Montclair Morris Plains Sparta (Sparta United Methodist Church) West Windsor New Mexico Taos (St. James Church) New York Beacon (Towne Crier Cafe) Blauvelt Brooklyn (Jalopy) Brooklyn (Congregation Beth Elohim) Brooklyn (Selichot Across Brooklyn hosted by Park Slope Jewish Center) Buffalo Cooperstown Chappaqua Greenvale (LIU Post) Flushing (UU Congregation) Kingston Manhasset (The Reconstructionist Church of Synagogue of North Shore) Manhattan (Beacon Theatre) Manhattan (Church of St. Francis Xavier, House of Justice, Metropolitan Community Church, St. Mark’s Bowery) Manhattan (Barnard College) New Rochelle Peekskill Port Washington Rochester Saratoga Springs Sayville Scarsdale Shelter Rock Tarrytown White Plains North Carolina Hamlet (All Saints Episcopal) Greensboro Lauringburg Marshall (The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit) Raleigh (North Carolina Council of Churches) Wilmington (Church of the Servant) Wilmington (Temple of Israel) Ohio Akron Cincinnati Cincinnati (Franciscans Sisters of the Poor) Cincinnati (St. Anthony Church) Cincinnati (Christ Church Cathedral) Cleveland Dayton (Hope Thru Harmony Women’s Choir of the Dayton Correctional Institution) Granville Toledo (All Saints’ Episcopal Church) Worthington (St. John’s Episcopal) Yellow Springs (First Presbyterian Church)
Oklahoma Broken Arrow (Saint Patrick’s Episcopal Church) Oregon Canby Portland Pennsylvania Aston Chester Chester Springs Gettysburg (Gettysburg Gun Safety Study Group) Gettysburg (Gettysburg Interfaith Concert) Gettysburg (Unitarian Universalists) Glen Riddle Haverford Mechanicsburg (Grace Lutheran) Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill United Church) Philadelphia (The Folk Factory) Swarthmore Thomasville West Chester York Rhode Island Providence Tiverton South Carolina Columbia Columbia (United Methodist Church) Tennessee Nashville (Exit/In) Texas Austin (Threadgill’s) Austin (St. John’s Episcopal Church) Converse College Station (St. Thomas Episcopal Church) Brenham Denton Ft. Worth Weimar Vermont Burlington (Sisters of Mercy) Burlington (Ohavi Zedek Synagogue) Sandgate Shelburne (Charlotte Congregational Chuch, UCC) Virgin Islands Nazareth, St. Thomas Virginia Arlington Arlington (Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church) Charlottesville (Westminster Presbyterian Church) Charlottesville (Sojourners United Church of Christ) Fairfax County Falls Church Fredericksburg (St. George’s Episcopal Church) Harrisonburg (Trinity Presbyterian Church) McLean (St. Thomas Episcopal) Reston Roanoke (Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke) Scottsville (Scottsville Presbyterian Church) Tappahannock Vienna (Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter) Virginia Beach Woodbridge (St. Paul United Methodist Church) Washington Bainbridge Island East Wenatchee (Cascade UU Fellowship) Federal Way Seattle (Cafe Racer) Seattle (Columbia City Theatre) Seattle (Grandmothers Against Gun Violence) Seattle (Madison Park) Seattle West (Tibbetts United Methodist) Seattle (University Congregational United Church of Christ, Central Lutheran Church) Shoreline (Richmond Beach Congregational UCC) Spokane Tacoma Walla Walla Washington DC 15th St. Presbyterian Calvary Baptist Community of Saint’Egidio El Tamarindo Cuisine Metropolitan Church – A Multi-Site United National City Christian Church Saint Columba’s Episcopal Church Shiloh Baptist Church The Church of The Epiphany Temple Micah DC Region Wisconsin Egg Harbor Fond du Lac (Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes) Kimberly (Holy Spirit Catholic Church) La Crosse Madison (Madison Mennonite Church Interfaith Service – Saturday, Sept. 24th) Milwaukee Milwaukee (Plymouth Church UCC) Worldwide London, U.K. (Off The Cuff)

WHO’S THE BACKUP BAND BEHIND THIS EFFORT?

We’re a national network of organizations, activists and artists in complete harmony over the need to keep guns out of dangerous hands.

OUR WONDERFUL 2016 SPONSORS

A huge thank you to our #ConcertAcrossAmerica sponsors for their continued support to #EndGunViolence.

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