Music for Relief’s charity poker tournament hosted by the award winning band Linkin Park was held on March 31, 2016 in Hollywood, CA. More than 160 attended this charity tournament in support of disaster relief and environmental programs. The tournament was sponsored by City National Bank, GSO Business Management, Warner Bros. Records, Taglyan Complex, Power the World, JetSmarter, Nederlander Concerts, Kang Hodong Baekjeong: Koreatown, and The Araca Group.
Guests at the poker tournament enjoyed dinner and a hosted bar, silent auction, fun whiskey tasting, astrological readings and so much more. Music for Relief has received support from many celebrities, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carrie Underwood and Chris Rock.
Brad Delson from Linkin Park was quoted in Billboard.com stating, “our role in Music for Relief is building relationships with fans, other artists, labels that are supporting what Music for Relief is doing, and we try to find events like this one that are fun and a natural fit for people to come out and also really show their support for the organization, so if it’s successful, I would love to be able to do it again in the future for sure.”
Photos and video from Music for Relief charity event
About Music For Relief
Founded by two-time Grammy winning/multi-platinum rock band Linkin Park, Music for Relief is a non-profit organization that provides aid to victims of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters. Since 2005, Music for Relief has raised over $5 million for victims of multiple disasters across four continents including the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia, hurricane Katrina, China’s Wenchuan earthquake, a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe, the 2010 Haiti earthquake and 2011 Japan earthquake & tsunami.
Music for Relief also supports environmental programs to help in prevention and mitigation of future natural disasters. MFR has organized benefit concerts featuring multi-platinum artists, sent musicians and volunteers to Southeast Asia and the U.S. Gulf Coast to help rebuild and donate supplies to people in need, and planted over 1 million trees to help reduce global warming. For more information, or how to volunteer with the organization, please visit www.musicforrelief.org.