AXS TV announced today that the Network is the national television broadcaster of the 2020 SummerStage Jubilee livestream benefit concert—airing Thursday, September 17 at 8pE/5pP and an encore at 11pE/8pP. SummerStage Jubilee will also be available to AXS TV’s viewers as an on demand offering for up to 30 days following the original broadcast.
The 90-minute special event aims to raise funds and awareness for New York’s City Parks Foundation. All proceeds from the SummerStage Jubilee will go towards enriching the organization’s programs, which includes free tennis and golf instruction and environmental science-based lessons; as well as providing tools and supplies for volunteers to beautify local parks; funding training, coaching, and microgrants; and maintaining the City Parks Foundation’s new SummerStage Anywhere virtual arts festival, among others. Viewers can get involved by donating to the City Parks Foundation at various points throughout the night, and by visiting the City Parks Foundation website.
SummerStage Jubilee blends immersive cinematics with enduring songs and personal stories, creating a one-of-a-kind concert event that puts the spotlight on intimate ‘home performances’ from a diverse lineup of artists and entertainers. Highlights include appearances by GRAMMY-winning rock superstar Sting, beloved TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest, multi-talented music icon Paul Shaffer, comedy legend Lewis Black, celebrated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, TONY-winning Hamilton standout Leslie Odom Jr., chart-topping songstress Norah Jones, tennis trailblazer Billie Jean King, genre-defying musician and author Rosanne Cash, fan-favorite Phish frontman Trey Anastasio, GRAMMY-winning R&B upstart H.E.R., and more.
“Entertainment and recreation are more important than ever before, helping to provide a sense of normalcy, escape, and balance that is desperately needed right now,” said Frank J. Tanki, General Manager of AXS TV. “We are proud to serve as the national television broadcast partner of SummerStage Jubilee, a truly one-of-a-kind experience that delivers unforgettable performances while raising funds and awareness for the vital programs the City Parks Foundation provides. We look forward to sharing this concert with our viewers, and we hope they will join us in supporting this cause.”
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About AXS TV
AXS TV is a leading music, entertainment, and lifestyle television network and digital media company controlled by Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc. AXS TV’s programming broadly appeals to a diverse and impassioned fanbase, offering eclectic content that includes concerts and music performances, celebrity interviews, documentaries, special events, and pop culture series. The Network’s signature programs include Dan Rather’s “The Big Interview,” “Rock & Roll Trip With Sammy Hagar,” and “Live From Daryl’s House,” and concert events such as CMA Fest and Farm Aid. The channel is also the home of IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world’s largest entertainment properties. The Network is available nationally in the United States and parts of Canada and the Caribbean. A full list of providers and territories can be found on axs.tv/subscribe. For more information, visit www.axs.tv and its social media channels YouTube, Facebook, In
About City Parks Foundation
At City Parks Foundation, we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community building and education programs for all New Yorkers. Our programs — located in more than 400 parks, recreation centers and public schools across New York City — reach 300,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: thriving parks mean thriving communities.
Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is New York’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival. SummerStage annually presents approximately 100 performances in 15-18 parks throughout the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Latin, world music, dance and theater, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City’s summer arts festival landscape. Since its inception 34 years ago, more than six million people from New York City and around the world have enjoyed SummerStage. Capital One is the Title Sponsor of SummerStage. For more information, visit www.SummerStage.org.