Black Keys, John Legend and the Foo Fighters perform free concert in Central Park

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Central Park was filled with fantastic music Saturday evening as everyone from Neil Young to the Foo Fighters joined forces to put on a magnificent concert aimed at bringing attention to poverty.

According to The Associated Press, in addition to Young and The Foo Fighters, the Black Keys, K’nann, John Legend and Band of Horses, among others, were in attendance along with 60,000 fans witnessing both live and streaming online in Central Park's Great Lawn.

AP notes that Legend played John Lennon’s famous “Imagine” on the piano only moments from where Lennon once lived.

The concert lasted five hours and included videos of information, photographs and other information relatable to the struggles and trials of poverty.

In addition, USA Today reports that malaria, polio and child mortality were also brought to focus during the free concert.

In order to attend, guests had to register at globalcitizen.org, where, prior to receiving a ticket, eager concert-goers would have to watch informational videos on poverty related issues. According to the report, 71,000 registered online and more than 200,000 shared the information on either Twitter or Facebook.



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