updated 12/07/2012 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/07/2012 AT 2:20 PM ET
A benefit concert to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy will showcase both hometown talent, such as Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, and stars from abroad, including Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton.
The event – 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief – will be held at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday and will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which offers assistance to those in the tri-state area who have been impacted by Sandy, the devastating storm of historic proportions that has left thousands homeless and caused millions of dollars worth of damages.
The show will be simulcast live at 7:30 p.m. in select theaters in the storm-impacted areas, and tickets will be available for free on a first-come basis. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Participating theaters include: Clearview Cinemas, Bow Tie Cinemas, Frank Theatres, Marquee Cinemas, National Amusements and Rave Cinemas. All proceeds from the concert will go to the relief effort.
The concert is being produced by the Madison Square Garden Company, Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises and the Weinstein Company. It is also being presented by Chase.
For more information, visit 1 21212concert.org. And check back 12-12-12 to watch the show!