Josh Hutcherson, Josh Groban Set for Special Concert to Benefit TeachersWalmart and Walden Media’s upcoming film Won’t Back Down are presenting a special fundraising event that will benefit teachers and education. ‘Teachers Rock’ will take place on August 14, 2012 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live and feature performances by Dierks Bentley, Fun. and Josh Groban. Also set to appear at the special event & concert are Viola Davis from Won’t Back Down as well as Josh Hutcherson, Miranda Cosgrove, Pauley Perrette, and Roshon Fegan.
In addition, CBS will air a one hour special on August 18th which will also include taped performances and appearances by Carrie Underwood, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Garner, Matthew Morrison, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Usher, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and James Valentine, and other celebs.
Proceeds raised at Teachers Rock will go to help three non-profit organizations: DonorsChoose.org, Feeding America and Teach for America.
“AEG and Walden are very excited to join efforts with Walmart in celebrating teachers. Honoring teachers and recognizing the importance of education have been bedrock values since the founding of our companies,” said Anschutz Film Group & Walden Media CEO, David Weil. “We believe that Teachers Rock and our upcoming movie, Won’t Back Down, will both inspire parents to believe that they can make a real difference in the lives of students and teachers.”
Tickets go on sale on July 27th at 10am via Ticketmaster.com.
Details on Won’t Back Down:
In this powerful story – inspired by true events – of parenthood, friendship, hope and courage, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis portray determined mothers who will stop at nothing to transform their children’s failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy and a system mired in traditional thinking, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.
Source: Walmart and Walden Media