May 3, 2013 at 11:57 AM ET
There's an abundance of entertainment talent who call the Boston area home, so its no surprise that many of those musicians and performers have come together for an event to support The One Fund Boston, which benefits those most affected by the April 15 bombings.
On May 30, Aerosmith, Jason Aldean, Boston, Jimmy Buffett, Dane Cook, Extreme, Godsmack, The J. Geils Band, Carole King, New Kids on the Block, James Taylor, and Steven Wright will perform at "Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration." More acts are expected to join the rundown for the event, which will be held at TD Garden.
Donnie Wahlberg, a native Bostonian and member of New Kids of the Block, said that he hopes the event will have a scope that goes beyond just raising money.
"Like so many other proud Bostonians who have been extremely generous, we are honored to step up and do our part to help the victims and their families," Wahlberg said. "Hopefully this event will not only raise money, but spirits as well."
Taylor said that the will to do something for the city was a genuine one. "Everyone involved has responded from the heart in a spontaneous and simultaneous desire to be there, and to do what we can for the city we love," he said. "I am honored to be a part of it, and ... I can't wait."
Tickets go on sale Monday, May 6, at 10 a.m. Check out www.aconcertforboston.org for more specifics.