NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, Jamie Foxx, Sting, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Miguel, Pink and Pharrell Williams are to perform at Wednesday's Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America.
The sold-out event will be taped in Los Angeles and will air as a two-hour special Friday on A&E, History, Lifetime, H2, LMN and FYI, as well as iHeartMedia radio stations and AOL.com.
The show's lineup will also include Rhiannon Giddens, Aloe Blacc, Andra Day, Nick Jonas, Tom Morello, Smokey Robinson, Big Sean, Jill Scott, Ed Sheeran, Sia and Bruce Springsteen. LL Cool J, Marshall Faulk, Morgan Freeman, George Lopez, Mario Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Kurt Warner and Nick Young are among the presenters helping out for the telecast.
"The concert will kick off A+E Networks' campaign to confront issues of race, and promote unity and progress on racial equity, inspired by the response of the Mother Emanuel family members in Charleston and others working for reconciliation and change around the country," a news release said. "The concert and the ancillary programming will help raise money for the Fund for Progress on Race in America powered by United Way Worldwide. The fund will provide grant funding to individuals and organizations fostering understanding, eliminating bias, as well as provide support to Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church and the broader A.M.E. denomination. The fund will support efforts to address racism and bias through public policy change, individual innovation, and community mobilization."