MAY 9, 2016 | TERMINAL 5
ANDERSON .PAAK and the FREE NATIONALS | MARK RONSON (DJ set) | JOEY BADA$$
A "surprise concert" at Terminal 5 was the highlight of the ROBIN HOOD FOUNDATION'S citywide celebration: NIGHT FOR NYC. When Chance the Rapper cancelled with pneumonia on the morning of the event, "surprise guest" Anderson Paak and the Free Nationals stepped up to perform a ground-shaking headline set, bookended by last-minute opener Joey Bada$$ and a last-call DJ set by Mark Ronson.
While Usher performed at ROBIN HOOD'S annual "Big Benefit" (produced by DPS), NIGHT FOR NYC hosted simultaneous concerts and events across the city. In addition to the show at T5, it was Robin Hood Night at Yankee Stadium for a home game against the Royals, where thousands of green caps and a home plate celebration marked the night's festivities. Meanwhile, Citizen Cope and the Tangiers Blues Band performed downtown at Irving Plaza and a swinging after-party was underway at Vandal.
Venues were unified with a bold, overarching scenic design and a multi-camera "portal" concept that allowed guests to observe and interact with guests at parallel NIGHT FOR NYC events.
Conceived and curated in partnership with Good Sense, and made possible by BlackRock, NIGHT FOR NYC succeeded in widening the demographic of ROBIN HOOD supporters and helping to spark a new generation of poverty fighters in NYC.