How do I get involved?
There are many ways to volunteer and get involved.
1. Get in touch with the people hosting a concert near you. To find a concert near you, go to http://concertacrossamerica.org/#2018cities. Click on a city or state name. Then, the concert information will include a link to the host organization.
2. Start a concert near you. Sign up to organize a concert here.
3. Make a video of “Shine” for our World Record Challenge.
4. Post on social media with #ConcertAcrossAmerica and #EndGunViolence.
What if I don't see a concert near me?
Can you start a concert near you? We would love to expand to your area! Sign up here before September 9th.
Partnering with a school, church or local nonprofit is one of the best ways to get started.
To find a concert near you, go to http://concertacrossamerica.org/#2018cities. Click on a city or state name. Then, the concert information will include a link to the host organization.
I'm a musician. Can I perform?
Most likely, yes! Tell us more about yourself and what you would like to do. Sign up here.
Why September 20-30?
This year, concerts are taking place from Sept. 20 to Sept. 30. The anchor event will take place in Parkland, Florida, on Sept. 30.
The first Concert Across America to End Gun Violence took place on September 25 to coincide with the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. In 2007, Congress designated this day for murder victims. Two out of every three victims are killed with a firearm, but the day of “remembrance” is the only thing Congress has done to acknowledge this loss.
What are the goals of the concerts?
The mission of the “Concert Across America” is to remember the tremendous loss of life that gun violence has cost our communities. And while it’s primarily a day of awareness, local organizers can choose to fundraise for a designated local gun violence prevention (GVP) partner or for a local domestic violence shelter as one of its goals. We aim to make gun violence prevention the #1 voting issue in the 2018 elections.
Is this a political event?
No. However, we encourage everyone, as good citizens, to invite their elected officials to local events, record video messages to them, and visit them, call them, or write to them. And most importantly, remember to vote—even in local elections.
Are all events listed actually concerts?
As part of their regularly scheduled services, many of the faith-based events will include a musical remembrance of victims of gun violence. Others are hosting community concerts open to the public. And several gun violence prevention organizations are hosting ticketed concerts.
More information will be available soon, as details are still being confirmed for some events.
Why was “Nothing More” the chosen song for Concert Across America 2017?
Last year each event sang the same song as a show of unity. The band “The Alternate Routes” gave us permission to use their song “Nothing More” as part of the Concert Across America 2017, as long as it is not politicized.
Lyrics and sheet music to the song are available on the Alternate Routes site.
Can I organize a concert near me even though one is on the map?
If it is a faith-based event or you’re a college student organizer, THEN YES. Please register here to be added to the map! We need you! To guarantee a place on the map, your event should be registered no later than September 15.
If not faith- or university-based, then MAYBE! Please check with us first to make sure your event does not conflict or detract from what is already being planned. Click volunteer at the bottom of this page, or send us an email at the address at the bottom of this page.
How do I get tickets in advance?
Many concerts are free. Each concert has its own up-to-date page with info like how to RSVP or get tickets, the venue, musicians and which nonprofits will be there. To find these details, go to http://concertacrossamerica.org/#2018cities. Click on a city or state name.