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Filmed Without An Audience At Radio City Music Hall, The Concert Event Will Be Streamed For Free Via Radio City’s Social Channels On Tuesday, December 29, 2020 @ 7:00 P.M. EST

New York, NY (December 21, 2020) – Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment) and Montefiore-Einstein announced today “In A State of Gratitude” – a virtual concert celebrating our healthcare heroes. The concert event, filmed without an audience both at Radio City Music Hall and at a studio in Los Angeles, features performances by singer-songwriter and activist Natalie Merchant; Grammy Award-winning actor and singer Anthony Ramos; Grammy Award-nominated, diamond selling global superstar Bebe Rexha; and The Orchestra of The Bronx, along with a special appearance by Grammy Award-winner and Oscar nominated artist and philanthropist Mary J. Blige. The event will be streamed for free on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EST exclusively across Radio City Music Hall’s multiple platforms, including Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

Following the initial stream, the event will remain available for viewing on Radio City Music Hall’s Facebook and YouTube pages, and will be made available on Montefiore’s YouTube channel and Natalie Merchant’s Facebook, YouTube and Instagram channels on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. The stream will also include an opportunity for viewers to support Direct Relief and Montefiore-Einstein. Direct Relief is a nonprofit providing protective gear and other medical resources to frontline health workers responding to COVID-19 throughout the U.S. Donations will be directed to Direct Relief’s support of New York State, where the organization has delivered, free of charge, 690,000 N95 and surgical masks, 615,000 exam gloves, and 129,000 face shields, as well as critical care medications, worth $7.6 million, since the beginning of the pandemic.

“We’re honored to be able to partner with Montefiore-Einstein and host this unique salute to New York’s healthcare heroes that was filmed at Radio City Music Hall,” said Darren Pfeffer, executive vice president, MSG Entertainment. “Natalie, Anthony, Bebe and Mary J. are all native New Yorkers and know firsthand the power of music to heal and uplift. We are proud to stand with them and show our gratitude to all of the healthcare heroes through ‘In A State of Gratitude.’”

About Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp.
Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment) is a leader in live entertainment experiences.  The Company presents or hosts a broad array of events in its diverse collection of venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; and The Chicago Theatre.  MSG Entertainment is also building a new state-of-the-art venue in Las Vegas, MSG Sphere at The Venetian, and has announced plans to build a second MSG Sphere in London, pending necessary approvals. In addition, the Company features the original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces the Boston Calling Music Festival.  Also under the MSG Entertainment umbrella is Tao Group Hospitality, with entertainment dining and nightlife brands including Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, Beauty & Essex and Cathédrale. More information is available at www.msgentertainment.com.   

About Montefiore-Einstein
Montefiore Health System is one of New York’s premier academic health systems and is a recognized leader in providing exceptional quality and personalized, accountable care to approximately three million people in communities across the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley. It is comprised of 10 hospitals, including the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and more than 200 outpatient ambulatory care sites. The advanced clinical and translational research at its medical school, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, directly informs patient care and improves outcomes. From the Montefiore-Einstein Centers of Excellence in cancer, cardiology and vascular care, pediatrics, and transplantation, to its preeminent school-based health program, Montefiore is a fully integrated healthcare delivery system providing coordinated, comprehensive care to patients and their families. For more information please visit www.montefiore.org.

Press Contacts

For Madison Square Garden Entertainment
Mikyl Cordova/MSG – Mikyl.cordova@msg.com
Rachel Schulman/MSG – Rachel.schulman@msg.com

For Montefiore-Einstein
Elizabeth Kaledin – ekaledin@montefiore.org