John Mellencamp at Steve Earle's Autism Benefit Concert in NYC Next Month

Star-Studded Concert Supports Autism Education Initiative.

by Nouman Rasool
John Mellencamp at Steve Earle's Autism Benefit Concert in NYC Next Month
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Rock legend John Mellencamp is set to grace the stage at the ninth annual John Henry’s Friends Benefit concert, a prestigious event hosted by veteran country rocker Steve Earle. Scheduled for December 3, this much-anticipated concert will take place at the iconic The Town Hall in New York City, promising an evening filled with exceptional musical talent.

This year's concert is more than just a gathering of music legends; it is a heartfelt endeavor to support The Keswell School, an educational institution dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Mellencamp, joining the ranks of Earle, will contribute his unique voice and style to this noble cause.

Exclusive VIP Experiences

While the full lineup remains shrouded in anticipation, with special guests yet to be announced, the event promises a roster of acclaimed artists.

Fans eagerly awaiting this musical extravaganza can secure their tickets and VIP packages, which are available for purchase at and The VIP experience includes prime orchestra seating, an exclusive after-party at The Loft at City Winery, and a rare opportunity to dine with Earle himself.

Steve Earle, reflecting on the importance of the concert, shared, “The John Henry’s Friends concerts are a testament to the generosity and spirit of the music community. I am profoundly grateful for John Mellencamp's participation this year, and I look forward to revealing our other esteemed guests soon”.

John Henry’s Friends Benefit concert has historically seen participation from music greats like Bruce Springsteen, Graham Nash, and Emmylou Harris, highlighting its significance in the music industry. For Mellencamp, this performance at the benefit concert precedes his 2024 North American leg of the 'Live and In Person Tour', beginning March 8 in Rochester, New York, and culminating in Savannah, Georgia, on April 23.

Earle's calendar is equally packed, with performances at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and the 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida. His participation in the Outlaw Country Cruise and multiple shows at The City Winery in New York further showcase his commitment to live music.

Additionally, Earle will join Reckless Kelly’s Farewell Tour in New Braunfels, Texas, on June 29, marking another highlight in his illustrious career. This concert is not just a gathering of stars but a shining example of music's power to drive positive change, making it a must-attend event for music enthusiasts and philanthropists alike.