Free Concert Featuring Members Of Wu-Tang, Chuck D, And Larry King To Be Held Tonight In Downtown
The United We Stand Festival, a "gathering of creative, spiritual, intellectual and political leaders to unite and empower young voters" set to feature both musicians and guest speakers, will be held for free today from 5-10 p.m. at the Belasco Theater in Downtown L.A. The lineup of both musicians and guest speakers range from original members of the Wu-Tang Clan to former Congressman Dennis Kucinich. The concert is organized by the Free and Equal Elections Foundation.
The concert was originally set to be held today at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. However, the university told the Daily Bruin that the concert was canceled after Free and Equal missed the Monday deadline for a payment. According to LA Weekly, Free and Equal says they had paid on time on the previously agreed-upon Tueseday deadline. Regardless, Free and Equal went scrambling for a new venue and found one in the Belasco Theater.
The concert will be free for all who attend, with the doors opening at 4. Those who purchased tickets in advance will receive priority seating, though they may or may not receive a refund depending on who they purchased their tickets through.
The lineup of performers include founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, Immortal Technique, The Siren, Rooftop Revolutionaries, and Kellee Maize. Speakers include "media legend" Larry King, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Dennis Kucinich, and Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. A full lineup can be seen on the concert's site here.
The Belasco Theatre is located at 1050 South Hill St. in Downtown.