Justin Timberlake Goes Old School for Charity

The singer recruits Earth, Wind & Fire, Sugar Hill Gang and more for children's hospital benefit concert.

Posted: 08/12/2011 08:20 PM EDT
Filed Under Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake's good moves aren't limited to the dance floor or the stage. This fall, the singer-actor will once again host the annual Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. The week-long golf tournament, now in it's fourth year, will be highlighted by an all-star concert, hosted by J.T. and comedian Wayne Brady and featuring several dope old-school artists, with proceeds going to the Shriners Hospitals for Children network.

The concert, called “The Justin Timberlake and Friends Old School Jam,” will feature an all-star lineup of classic hip-hop and R&B artists that have influenced J.T. and his career. The power-packed lineup will include pioneering rappers the Sugar Hill Gang, legendary funk troupe Earth, Wind & Fire, Motown legends the Commodores, former Gap Band leader and recent Kanye West collaborator Charlie Wilson, '90s R&B boy-band Color Me Badd, family group Sister Sledge and even rapper Vanilla Ice. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children, a leading hospital network for children with 22 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. According to Entertainment Weekly, the last three Old School Jam concerts have raised over $1 million for Shriners.

 

The Justin Timberlake and Friends Old School Jam will take place at The Theater for Performing Arts at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 1, with performances beginning at 8:00 p.m. Tickets will be up for sale via Ticketmaster starting this Monday, August 15.

 

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