Freedom to Love Now! Benefit Concert Postponed
By Jerry Portwood
According to the information on the site:
The "Freedom To Love Now!" concert has been postponed due to pending weather conditions. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets to support this concert, Freedom To Marry, and the fight for the equality for all Americans. With all the goodwill, momentum, and awareness this concert has generated, we are rebuilding the show on a future date, likely in the Spring.
You may hold on to your tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled show. We will notify you with updated details of the new show very soon. Alternatively you may request a refund through TicketMaster at this time.
The battle for marriage equality in the US will be far from over even after this election. And, we hope you'll join us in the future as we continue the fight for social justice with the beauty of music. Our beneficiary organization Freedom to Marry is doing everything possible to support the ballot campaigns in the four states in the last week before the election. You can help by making calls for Mainers United for Marriage and Washington United for Marriage without ever even leaving your couch. Just sign up, and an organizer in Maine or Washington will help get you started.
We had talked to the producers, Simon Rentner and Brice Rosenbloom, before the changes to the concert and, as they explained:
"For the record, Brice and I are straight," Rentner said. "We wanted to do a concert that stood for the benefit and social justice for people -- all Americans. If we truly believe in equality for all, then let's do something about it! This is a shout out to all my straight friends: 'Buy a cheap ticket, attend this show, and be on the right side of history!!!' "
We hope that, although the concert won't take place, we hope gay and straight folks will stay engaged as we get closer to next week's election.
Watch the concert teaser video below: