The audio manufacturer’s philanthropic arm, Monster Cares, is taking part in the Tidal X: Brooklyn charity concert, being held today at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. One thousand $399 Blaster boomboxes have been donated; they will be autographed by the performing artists and auctioned to raise funds for disaster relief.
Participating artists include Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled and Kaskade, among many others. The concert will be hosted by Angie Martinez with special appearances by Rosie Perez and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Monster is also donating $50 from the sale of every Blaster or Ravebox sold on its website to disaster relief, as well as providing a $25 coupon to all Tidal X attendees.
Said Monster founder Noel Lee in a statement: “I’m very excited to not only participate in what is the biggest music event of the year, but to contribute to helping the victims of unprecedented natural disasters. The star-studded list of performers is incredible, and Monster is proud to be a part of this incredible event. “
Concert ticket proceeds will be donated to natural disaster relief organizations like Global Giving, All Hands Volunteers, Kids in Need Foundation, Direct Relief, One America Appeal, Greater Houston Community Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union and Miami Community Foundation.