8/21: Stars Joining Forces for ‘A Song For Joe: Celebrating the Birthday of Joe Strummer’ Tribute Live Stream for Charity

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This Friday, Aug. 21, a number of notable music and entertainment acts will take part in A Song for Joe: Celebrating the Birthday of Joe Strummer, a live stream event benefiting the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) and its ongoing efforts to ensure the continued existence of small music venues once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.

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Strummer, the legendary front man of The Clash, would have turned 68 on Aug. 21, and to pay tribute to his legacy and raise money and awareness for NIVA, a host of big-name acts will take part. Hosted by musician Jesse Malin, the show will also feature appearances by:

Joe Strummer (never before seen live footage)
Albert Hammond Jr. (The Strokes)
Beto O’Rourke
Bob Gruen
Bob Weir
Brian Fallon
Bruce Springsteen
Butch Walker
Cherry Glazerr
Craig Finn & Tad Kubler (The Hold Steady)
Dave Hause
Dhani Harrison
DJ Scratchy
Dropkick Murphys
Eugene Lutz (Gogol Bordello)
Frank Turner
HR (Bad Brains)
The Interrupters
Jesse Dayton
Jesse Malin
Jim Jarmusch
Joe Ely
Josh Cheuse
Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age)
Josh Klinghoffer
Lucinda Williams
Lyza Jane
Matt Dillon
Nikolai Fraiture (The Strokes)
Ray Gange (Rude Boy)
Richard Dudanski (101ers)
Sara Driver
Shepard Fairey
Spider Stacy (The Pogues)
Steve Buscemi
Tom Morello
+ very special guests

“To see so many musicians and artists come forward to honor Joe is really touching,” says Joe’s wife Lucinda Tait. “Community was always important to him. Whether it was playing music with friends, organizing all night campfires, or hijacking festivals, Joe was always focused on bringing people together. Even though we can’t all be in the same room together, I cannot think of a better way for us all to feel united. Joe would have loved this.”

The live stream will begin at 3 p.m. EDT/12 p.m. PDT on YouTube on Friday, Aug. 21 — don’t miss it!

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