What is The September Concert?
The September Concert is a celebration of peace and humanity through music.
We invite musicians of every age and genre to come out and make music anywhere people gather. From parks, schools, churches, and office plazas, to cafés, restaurants, galleries, and libraries, concerts small and large have been offered free of charge every year on September 11th and around the date. All concerts are produced by volunteers in our city, in our country, and around the world, who believe in the power of music to bring people together, to reaffirm our hope for peace, and to celebrate life and our universal humanity. In 2011, The 10th Annual September Concert will be held over four days, September 9th–12th.
Anyone can participate by organizing, performing in, volunteering at or attending a concert.
September Concert is based on three basic principles:
- Freedom to organize a concert of any kind;
- Equality among different music and musicians; and
- Accessibility – all concerts are free
The September Concert was born in 2002 as a small, local grassroots effort and has steadily evolved to be an event of global proportion with a mission to promote global peace. From Cap Haitïen to Ukraine and Tokyo, we are now a network of over 200 concerts across the world. For complete listings of the most current event, please check Concert Listings page.
Thanks to the thousands of volunteers and musicians worldwide, and extensive media coverage both here and abroad, including CNN; FOX, NY1, WCBS, and NHK, our message of peace through music is heard by millions.
Together, we fill the skies with music and hopes for peace!
The September Concert Foundation is a public charity under IRS Section 501(c)(3).