Madonna, Celine Dion, Elton John, Inxs, Gretchen Wilson, Toby Keith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Among Hundred-Plus Musical Artists On Board With Music Rising Concert Ticket Auctions Aiding Gulf Coast Musical Com

April 27, 2006

More than one hundred musical artists including Madonna, Celine Dion, Elton John, INXS. Gretchen Wilson, Toby Keith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bonnie Raitt, Staind, Ozomatli and more, have joined on to participate in online ticket auctions to raise funds to replace musical instruments and equipment destroyed during the Gulf Coast hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The performing artists have donated tickets to their concerts for Music Rising online auctions through Ticketmaster at, Music fans may bid for tickets to top summer concert events all across the country with net proceeds going to Music Rising. More than 65 auctions are currently underway and additional auctions are launching each weekend during the month of April through this first-ever alliance between four of the nation’s largest concert promoters, Live Nation, House of Blues, AEG Live, and Nederlander Concerts, along with participating artists, Ticketmaster and Gibson Guitar.

The majority of Music Rising Auctions include four (4) premium location tickets for venues with reserved seating (general admission tickets for general admission events) and one Epiphone guitar, which for most auctions will be autographed by one or more of the show’s performers. Gibson Guitar, a founding partner of Music Rising, is providing the Epiphone guitars included in the auctions.

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