The City of Angels Concerts launched in the summer of 2016 with a benefit concert at the Wiltern Theater, in Los Angeles. The event raised $250,000 for local charities serving the homeless. Tickets for the concert, featuring The Strokes, sold out within an hour of going on sale.
The inaugural concert was co-produced by Tashi Powers and Nancy Beyda, the Strokes Management Team and the Wiltern Theater. It featured a tiered ticketing system, created by Jack Rovner of Vector Management and also drew upon Tashi’s training with Denzyl Feigelson, creator of the iTunes Festival. The entire artistic campaign was donated by George Orzuna.
City of Angels provides a channel for the passion and caring of artists, philanthropists, caring citizens and musicians to manifest positive social change.
The inaugural concert benefited three Los Angeles based non-profits: The Center in Hollywood, Waste Not Want Not Now and the Downtown Womens Center.
Julian Casablancas of The Strokes offered to play at a small Thanksgiving dinner for homeless women in Los Angeles, from that gesture came the inspiration for a concert that drew fans from around the world, as they gathered to see one of only three shows performed by the reunited band.
The Strokes’ generosity and commitment to making a difference made it all happen and the concert drew upon the support of the band’s management, Live Nation, and the Wiltern Theater.
Many thanks to ALL THE FANS, because without you it was just an empty concert hall.
Your amazing energy filled us all and we love you for showing up. We do this for you as much as to help our beautiful city to heal.
We’re excited to be part of the solution to the crisis on our streets… and we are just getting started.