Carly Rae Jepsen, USA Network Team for Secret Concert (Exclusive Photo)
Carly Rae Jepsen is teaming with USA Network for a secret concert to shine a light on anti-bullying efforts through its Characters Unite initiative.
In partnership with R&R Partners Foundation's youth anti-bullying organization Flip the Script and Cox Communications, #UniteLIVE: The Concert to Rock Out Bullying will take place at a yet-to-be-disclosed location on Oct. 3 as part of National Bullying Prevention Month, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
In addition to headlining the concert, the 27-year-old Jepsen -- whose radio hits include "Call Me Maybe" and "This Kiss" -- will take part in USA's "I Won't Stand for ..." public service announcements that will air on the network and online through October. Jepsen also taped a special video announcing the concert and contest being launched in conjunction.
“An estimated 13 million kids will be bullied in America this year. Through our partnership with Flip the Script, Cox Communications and the incredibly talented singer/songwriter and performer Carly Rae Jepsen, USA’s Characters Unite campaign will help prevent bullying and promote greater respect and acceptance,” said Toby Graff, USA's senior vp public affairs. “We are proud to team up with a pop icon who reaches millions of young people worldwide and who is so passionate about raising awareness about the issue of bullying.”
Beginning Thursday through Sept. 10, middle and high school students ages 13 to 18 can enter for a trip to the concert at www.charactersunite.com or www.flipthescriptnow.org. Cox subscribers can enter through www.coxsweepstakes.charactersunite.com. Ten winners will be chosen.
While there are currently no plans to broadcast the concert on TV, the show itself will be filmed.
Established in 2009, the Characters Unite campaign is dedicated to combating prejudice, discrimination and intolerance while promoting understanding and acceptance. Recently, USA stars gathered with NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment chairman Bonnie Hammer to discuss the campaign.