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Concert for America in Atlanta – Stand Up, Sing Out

After years of engaging in fundraisers and volunteering for various non-profit organizations, spouses Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley decided to establish their own 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Seeking to provide direct assistance to one of the most vulnerable populations in society—children—their brainchild, Your Kids, Our Kids, was born.

Initially focusing on children, it soon became evident that the number of people at risk in the United States had significantly increased, and the outreach had broadened immensely.

James and Seth decided to employ their usual crisis response strategy: gather their friends and put on a show! Their goal was to support a diverse array of non-profit organizations serving different communities, all with a shared focus on fighting for civil and human rights for all Americans. Thus, on January 20, 2017, the inaugural edition of Concert for America premiered at The Town Hall in New York City, with plans to tour the country every month in the future. Their mission remains consistent: to raise funds and instill hope, inspiration, and the desire for active citizenship in their fellow Americans.

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Concert for America in Atlanta

Concert for America is an evening of entertainment with stars of film, television, music, comedy, and Broadway raising funds for five national organizations working to protect environmental, human, and civil rights.  Concert for America has been hailed by the New York Times as “striking for its emphasis on the importance of faith in the United States and optimism about its future.”

Concert for America is hosted by the founders, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley and that was no exception for Atlanta.

Performances for the Atlanta event included students from Broadway Dreams Training Institute, Orbit Arts Academy, and Atlanta Workshop Players along with the following celebrities:

  • Hal Sparks
  • Lilias White
  • Bianca Marroquin
  • Matthew Kacergis
  • Seth Rudetsky
  • Randy Rainbow
  • Jessie Mueller
  • Melissa Manchester
  • Sharon Gless
  • Kim Fields
  • Ryann Redmond
  • Nora Schell
  • Christopher L. Morgan
  • Royce Mann

Additional speakers included:

  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Executive Director Ruth Glenn, Sierra Club Georgia Chapter Director Ted Terry, City of Atlanta Director of Sustainability John Seydeland 94-year-old Holocaust survivor Norbert Friedman.
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The Fabulous Randy Rainbow

Viral sensation, comedian, actor, and writer Randy Rainbow graced the Concert for America stage in Atlanta at the Ferst Arts Center, and his comedic brilliance did not fail to entertain! To my surprise, I discovered that Randy Rainbow is his real name—a fitting and delightful revelation. Randy is renowned for his uproarious series of political spoofs and musical parodies, garnering millions of views from fans worldwide.

If you haven't joined the ranks of Randy Rainbow's social media followers, you're definitely missing out!

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Hal Sparks at Concert for America in Atlanta

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