Cyndi Lauper announces line-up for 9th annual concert to benefit homeless youth

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Cyndi Lauper (Image courtesy True Colors United)

Grammy, Emmy and Tony-winning icon and advocate Cyndi Lauper
has announced the lineup for her 9th annual Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home
for the Holidays benefit concert, presented by Marriott International and AEG.

The event will take place in Los Angeles for the first time
ever at The Novo at L.A. Live on December 10th. Taking the stage with Cyndi and
her band this year will be a host of guests including:

  • Modern pop icon Kesha
  • Grammy/Tony/Emmy-winner Billy Porter
  • 3x Grammy-winning artist Brandi Carlisle
  • Prolific chart-topper and staunch LGBTQ advocate Belinda Carlisle,
  • Blues legend Charlie Musselwhite
  • Punk icon Henry Rollins
  • Alternative legend and Lollapalooza creator Perry Farrell with Etty Lau Farrell
  • Smash-hit songwriter Justin Tranter
  • Rising star Emily Estefan
  • Inventive young producer Shawn Wasabi
  • Legendary comics Carol Leifer and Lily Tomlin
  • U.K. comedian and actor Gina Yashere,
  • Grammy and Emmy-nominated actress/performer Margaret Cho
  • Breakout indie pop star King Princes
  • Two-time Grammy-nominated musical artist and producer K.Flay

Cyndi is also thrilled to welcome back Emmy-winner and TCU board member Carson Kressley as host.   

In support of Home for the Holidays, several other marquee
musicians – Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, Dolly Parton, Lady Gaga,
Kelly Clarkson, Dua Lipa, Kacey Musgraves, RuPaul and Tegan and Sara, to name a
few – are donating items and experiences to support the concert’s corresponding
charitable auction that will also take place in December.

 “I’m really heartened
and excited by the response I’ve gotten throughout the entertainment
community,” says Lauper. “Home for the Holidays is known for always having a
cool and eclectic mix of performers. The line-up so far? I mean, c’mon. Where
else are you gonna see Billy Porter and Henry Rollins on the same bill! It’s
going to be such a great night. Many of those who are not available to perform
have offered such amazing items for auction. I’m so touched by the generosity
we’ve received. More surprises to come soon.”

Billy Porter is among the artists who will perform at Lauper’s 9th Annual Home for the Holidays benefit concert (Image courtesy True Colors United)

 100% of the net
proceeds from the concert will support True Colors United’s programs to prevent
and end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and
questioning (LGBTQ) youth. In America, up to 40% of the 4.2 million youth
experiencing homelessness in America are LGBTQ and, according to a recent study
from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, LGBTQ young people are 120% more
likely to experience homelessness than non-LGBTQ youth. Among many other
initiatives, Lauper, who co-founded the organization eleven years ago, has
testified and helped secure funding in Congress for a new federal program that
is working to finally bring an end to youth homelessness in over 70 communities
nationwide.

Home for the Holidays sells out each year and has become a holiday tradition that gathers together a host of diverse talents for an important cause.

Tickets will be available to the general public 10am PT on Friday, November 8 at AXS.com.

For more information please visit here.

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