Tidal’s 4th Benefit Concert Is a Go — 100% of Proceeds to Criminal Justice Reform

Tidal founder Jay-Z, an outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform.
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Tidal founder Jay-Z, an outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform.
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Tidal founder Jay-Z, an outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform.

Tidal’s fourth annual benefit concert has been announced for Tuesday, October 23rd in Brooklyn.

The Tidal X: Brooklyn concert will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, with proceeds benefiting criminal justice reform across the country.

The Tidal X: Brooklyn benefit concert began in 2015 and has continued its support for foundations and charities that work for specific causes each year.

Last year, the benefit concert was held to help victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. In 2015, the benefit concert gave all proceeds to impoverished neighborhoods across the country.

Now, the charitable tradition will continue.

This year, 100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to support criminal justice reform with non-profit partners like REFORM and the Equal Justice Initiative.

Jay-Z has personally taken an active role in prison and criminal justice reform.  In a New York Times op-ed, the rapper (whose real name is Sean Carter) described a criminal justice system that traps young, economically-disadvantaged African Americans, often dooming them to a life of poverty and crime.

Jay-Z has also been highly vocal in defense of Meek Mill, whose ‘lifetime parole’ has taken center stage.  Meek Mill, who was first arrested as a teenager in Philadelphia, has effectively been tethered to the U.S. prison system for his entire adult life.

Tidal subscribers were given first access to tickets through the Tidal website and Tidal app, starting September 5th.

Ticket sales for the general public start today, September 7th at 12 PM EST through Ticketmaster.

The Tidal X benefit concert has raised more than $10 million for social justice causes, thanks to fans and performers.  Some of the world’s most renowned superstars have been part of the event.  The list includes Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder, Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Fifth Harmony and more.

The show will be available for live streaming on the Tidal platform for fans who aren’t able to attend in person. To learn more about the effort, be sure to check out Tidal’s official website at tidal.com/BROOKLYN.

Ticket prices for the event start at $56 and move to $2,500 for the VIP seating package.  Customers who plan to enjoy the show’s live stream are encouraged to donate to the cause on Tidal’s website.