Music & comedy stars set for ‘Mission Gratitude’

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A cast of country music stars and comedians will come together for “Mission Gratitude”, a benefit concert to be held at Boston’s Symphony Hall on Monday, September 23. The concert, which is being produced by the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program, will aim to raise funds to heal Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and families suffering from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries.

The Band Perry and Big & Rich will highlight the music portion of the night, while Sarah Silverman and Darrell Hammond top the list of comedians at Mission Gratitude, which will serve up nine innings of entertainment. Also confirmed to perform are recent winner of NBC’s The Voice Cassadee Pope, family country music trio The Henningsens, singer Angie Johnson, and actress and singer Rita Wilson. In addition, Pulitzer Prize winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin, as well as Red Sox legends Pedro Martinez and Tim Wakefield will appear at the concert.

Tickets for the benefit concert, which range in price from $125 to $1000, are now on sale through the venue’s box office and website.

In addition to the benefit concert, an online auction is now open through September 30 at biddingforgood.com/mgh.

All proceeds from the event and auction will benefit the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program. Home Base helps Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families recover from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries through clinical care, education and research. It is estimated that one in three returning veterans experience these invisible wounds of war. Home Base serves active duty, Guard, Reserve and out-of-uniform veterans throughout New England regardless of their discharge status, insurance or ability to pay.

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