Latifah, Brooks join Dream Concert lineup
EmptyWASHINGTON -- Garth Brooks, Queen Latifah and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds will perform at a concert to raise money for a memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to be built on the National Mall.
Quincy Jones, Russell Simmons and Tommy Hilfiger are organizing the Dream Concert, which will be held Sept. 18 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
Tickets go on sale July 30 through TicketMaster, the memorial fund also announced Monday. Prices range from $250-$1,000.
The memorial fund had previously announced that Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Carlos Santana would be among the headliners. NBC "Today" show weatherman Al Roker will be a special guest presenter.
The group working to build the King Memorial has raised $81 million of the $100 million needed to complete and maintain the memorial.
It is slated for a space on the Tidal Basin between the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials and will include a sculpture of King and 14 quotations from the slain civil rights leader. The memorial is scheduled to be completed next year.