A veritable who’s who of pop, rock, and the entertainment world has signed on for Thursday’s (April 14th) virtual Little Kids Rock Benefit set for 8 p.m. ET. Among the A-list artists set to appear are Brian WilsonJames HetfieldCarlos SantanaTodd RundgrenSteve VaiWarren HaynesAlice Merton, Yo-Yo MaVictoria La MalaJade BirdWilco’s Nels ClineJack BlackEvangeliaBrian HardgrooveKix BrooksJeff Campitelli, and more. TLC’s T-Boz and DJ Skee will serve as the event’s co-hosts.

The non profit Little Kids Rock program “transforms kids’ lives by restoring, expanding and innovating music in our schools.”

Little Kids Rock Founder and CEO Dave Wish, said in a statement: “We are humbled that so many incredible members of the artistic and business communities are coming together via this event to support our mission to bring more music to more kids. This school year we were inspired to see our teachers use music to keep their students emotionally close even when they had to be apart. Music has been and will always be one of humanity’s emotional first responders.”

FAST FACTS

  • General admission tickets to this year’s virtual benefit are free, although VIP passes — which include access to ‘exclusive interactive experiences’ are $500.
  • Tickets are on sale now, while the online auction is also open; it will close at 10 p.m. ET on April 14th.

CHECK IT OUT: Carlos Santana & Cindy Blackman Santana visit a Little Kids Rock virtual classroom: