Blake Shelton‘s “Healing in the Heartland” benefit concert is set for May 29 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. The event will be aired live on NBC beginning at 9 p.m. ET. It will also air on cable networks Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT on either a live or delayed basis. Premiere and Cumulus will also simulcast the concert.
“Everyone has their way to help, and mine as an entertainer is to perform to help raise money and awareness for this tragedy,” says Shelton. “This is why I want to do this special and especially hold it in Oklahoma City, which is near ground zero.”
The event will raise money for the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund. Working with their local community partners, United Way of Central Oklahoma will use the Fund for immediate, intermediate and long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts in Oklahoma, following the tornadoes that devastated Moore earlier this week.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. CT on May 25. Tickets are $25 and are limited to eight per person. Tickets can be purchased at the Chesapeake Energy Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.
Oklahoma native Shelton and wife Miranda Lambert performed Lambert’s single “Over You” on last week’s episode of The Voice, in dedication to those affected by the recent tornados that swept through Oklahoma.
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