Joe Walsh’s VetsAid 2020 Will Feature Jon Bon Jovi, James Hetfield, Alice Cooper, And More
A Virtual Event
Joe Walsh’s VetsAid 2020: Home for the Holidays is taking place on December 12. The virtual charity concert boasts of a stellar lineup with participation from Jon Bon Jovi, Eddie Vedder, Alice Cooper, Metallica’s James Hetfield, Gwen Stefani, The Killers’ Brandon Flowers, Daryl Hall, Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Jewel, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson and the Boys, Blake Shelton, Vince Gill, Billy Bob Thornton, Steven Van Zandt, Richard Marx, Ben Harper, Drew Carey, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Ryan Bingham, Josh Ritter, the 5 Browns, and Jake Shimabukuro.
Walsh said in a statement, “For the past three years we’ve held this glorious traveling circus in cities across the country with a day-long rock & roll festival and jobs fair to support our veterans and their families. Typically, we fill up an arena, play for five hours, and raise a bunch of money — nearly $1.5 million to date — to help our veterans get the care and support they deserve. But because of Covid this year, we’re going virtual as so many things are.”
He added, “Our veterans community already suffers from increased poverty rates, mental health issues, re-entry difficulties, and personal crises in the best of times. During this pandemic, they are especially vulnerable. I’m proud of this nationwide tradition we have built and I can’t think of a better way to remember and honor the men and women who have served our country this holiday season than by helping us raise funds to support their essential and basic needs.”
Aside from performances and appearances, the fourth annual event is also set to feature previously unreleased footage from VetsAid 2017, 2018, and 2019, and stories from Walsh and other musicians.
More artists will be announced soon. Tickets will go on sale on November 18 at 12PM ET for $20 with discounts available for active-duty military and veterans.
All proceeds will go to various veterans’ services charities.