Are there concerts this year?
Yes. Use your favorite search engine to find them.
How do I find a concert near me?
Type in your city name in Google and #ConcertAcrossAmerica to find local organizations producing concerts
I'm a musician. Can I perform?
Yes. Make a video, make a concert and use #ConcertAcrossAmerica so that we can find it.
When are concerts this year?
This year, local organizations are producing concerts across the country. Please reach out to nonprofits in your area to see if there is a concert.
Do a Google search with #ConcertAcrossAmerica to see if there is a listing near you. Individual concerts will promote the concerts and may post about them on Facebook and other places.
The first Concert Across America to End Gun Violence took place on September 25, 2016 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.
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.
How can churches participate?
As part of regularly scheduled services, many faith-based events will include a musical remembrance of victims of gun violence.
Can I organize a concert near me?
If it is a faith-based event or you’re a college student organizer, THEN YES. When you post about your event use #ConcertAcrossAmerica to help people find it.