Solidarity for Sanctuary Heads to New York City’s SummerStage

The Benefit Concert Will Take Place August 18th at Central Park SummerStage


Solidarity for Sanctuary and City Parks Foundation have teamed up to bring the 3rd Selena for Sanctuary benefit concert series to New York City. As a part of the SummerStage concert series, the lineup is bringing some of the top powerhouse acts in Latinx music to Central Park.

Headlining the concert series is Kali Uchis who shared a few words regarding her involvement with the event. “So honored to be headlining Selena for Sanctuary this year. Creating safe spaces and bringing awareness to the issues immigrant communities are facing is the goal. I can’t wait celebrate our roots, our journeys, all while paying tribute to the inspirational icon Selena.”

Photograph by Jeanette Diaz

Joining Uchis on the NYC SummerStage are other notorious Latinx powerhouse acts like Cuco, Helado Negro, IV Jay, Ambar Lucid, Jasper Bones, La Doña, Selena’s nephew Principe Q and the Santuario House Band.

Tying together music and advocacy, the event also serves as a benefit where funds are in support of immigrant advocacy group, Make The Road NY. Additionally, exclusive merchandise will be sold by Kids of Immigrants, a clothing company created by first-generation creators Daniel Buezo and Weleh Dennis. For those not able to attend but still want to support, you can take a look at the exclusive merch on their website now.

Photograph by Thalia Gochez for “Selena For Sanctuary X Kids Of Immigrants”

This event is a build off of the wild success brought in by last years sold out even that took place in New York’s Lincoln Center. A crowd of 5,000 people gathered into the Lincoln Center in New York Center brimming with excitement to hear a conglomeration of Latinx heavyweights take the stage for a night united by a common cause. Mon LaFerte, Cuco, Omar Apollo, August Eve, Nina Diaz and Gaby Moreno graced the stage for organizations that supported immigrant rights.

The inception of the series was first organized by Doris Munoz, MIJA Management founder and activist, in 2017 who sought to amplify the voices of immigrant communities through music, advocacy and the arts The Selena tribute began as a 300 capacity event held at the Hi-Hat in Los Angeles to the renowned Lincoln Center in New York. Collectively, the benefit concern series has raised over $14,000 for organizations like Carecen LA and Amnesty International.

Enjoy our playlist to get you through the week until you can enjoy these artists live this weekend at Central Park!


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