Thursday, April 23, 2020

Bruce Springsteen unplugs for New Jersey pandemic relief

Bruce Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa delivered an acoustic performance as part of “Jersey 4 Jersey”, an April 22 broadcast special in support of The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF).

“We’re here tonight dedicated to our healthcare workers and of those who’ve lost loved ones,” explained Springsteen, “and those who are suffering and dying with this terrible disease in our beloved state.”

The duo opened the broadcast with 1999’s “Land Of Hope And Dreams”, and returned later to deliver his take on the 1980 Tom Waits song, “Jersey Girl.”

Billed by organizers as “a one-night broadcast fundraiser to fight the medical, social and economic impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey’s most vulnerable communities,” the lineup featured a wide range of artists and celebrities participating from their homes, including Tony Bennett, Danny DeVito, Whoopi Goldberg, Halsey, Chelsea Handler, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart and more, while featuring first-hand accounts from front-line workers and citizens impacted by the pandemic.

“Jersey 4 Jersey” is available on demand via the AppleTV and Apple Music apps (US), and will be rebroadcasted on Sirius/XM’s E-Street Radio Friday, April 24 at 8pm EST; Saturday, April 25 at 12pm EST; Sunday, April 26 at 4pm, EST and Monday, April 27 at 6pm EST.

NJPRF will provide grants to existing organizations with a demonstrated track record of caring for vulnerable communities. One hundred percent of every dollar received online by NJPRF will go to organizations that provide essential services to those in need and to assist those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For additional information and/or to donate, please visit

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