There's been no shortage of benefit concerts and performances to raise money for earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Haitian-born artist Wyclef Jean and George Clooney are set to co-host Hope For Haiti, a massive global telethon. The concert is headlined by performers such as Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, and Bono. It will be broadcasted live over at least eleven major television networks next Friday, and both Facebook and MySpace have signed on to participate in the event. James Taylor has also announced his own benefit concert.
Wale performs for a sold out 9:30 club in Washington, D.C. on Monday night. All proceeds were donated to Partners In Health, an organization that has long been active in Haiti. (photo credit: Francis Chung)
Click the jump link to see a schedule of upcoming events.
Here's a sampling of some of what's scheduled in the U.S.:
New York City - City Winery is hosting concerts Jan. 20, 21, 24, and 25, and will feature bands such as La Tengo, The Antlers, Patti Smith, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and more artists soon to be announced.
Portland, OR - The Portland Mercury is co-hosting an eclectic benefit concert at the Aladdin Theater tonight (Thursday, Jan. 21), with classical as well as hip-hop acts, featuring members from bands such as Pink Martini.
Great Barrington, MA - When James Taylor tickets went on sale for Friday's show, they sold out in just 90 minutes. So, Taylor has scheduled another concert for Saturday. Ticket sales for Friday's show raised $150,000 for Partners In Health, with Taylor matching all the proceeds dollar-for-dollar. Details can be found at James Taylor's Web site.
San Francisco Bay Area - Mercury News lists several benefit concerts all over the Bay Aea in the coming week, featuring local acts from a variety of genres.
Houston, TX - On Monday, Jan. 25 Warehouse will host a rap benefit concert, headlined by Bun B of UGK.
Omaha, NE - Tilly & The Wall, Simon Joyner, The Mynabirds (Laura Burhenn of Georgie James), and more perform a benefit at The Slowdown.
Can't make it to a concert, but still want to donate through music? There are benefit compilations available from Paste and Music For Relief.
If you know of any other benefit shows happening, tell us in the comments section.