Hip-Hop legend Rakim
and Chicago rappers Common and Rhymefest are among the artists taking the stage
Thursday (June 8) as part of Marc Ecko’s Save the Rhinos second annual benefit
The event, which
takes place in Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield, will be hosted by DJ Kid Capri
and includes performances by Lupe Fiasco, DJ Z-Trip, Capri and other surprise
we welcomed an extraordinary crowd to our first annual Save the Rhinos benefit
concert, raising much needed awareness of the plight facing these majestic animals,"
said Ecko. "Building on the success of that event, I am delighted to bring
another great line-up to Central Park."
The inaugural concert,
which featured the Roots, De La Soul, Mos Def, DJ Premier, and MF Doom, raised
$150,000 for the International Rhino Foundation, an organization dedicated to
providing service and support for programs that emphasize management and scientific
research for rhino conservation.
Proceeds from this
year’s event will benefit the Foundation as part of Marc Ecko and Ecko Unltd’s
multiyear financial commitment and partnership to double the populations of
the Indian, Black, and Sumatran rhinos–three of the planet’s most endangered
Doors open at 5
p.m. and the first performance starts at 6 p.m. Tickets, which are $36 in advance
and $40 the day of the event, are available through select Ticketmaster outlets
and online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Fans can charge
tickets by phone by calling (212) 307-7171, (201) 507-8900, (631) 888-9000 or
(845) 454-3388. Tickets are also available at Fatbeats, 406 6th Ave., New York