An Eleven City Tour Supporting Jesuit Refugee Services Stops In Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A star-studded line-up will take the stage at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia on Wednesday night as part of a nationwide, 11-city tour to support the Jesuit Refugee Service.

The bill includes Emmylou Harris , Robert Plant, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller and The Milk Carton Kids.

Gail Griffith, director of the Global Education Initiative for the Jesuit Refugee Service, said while the goal is to raise funds for schools in refugee camps, it’s the entertainment she hopes that will draw a crowd to South Broad Street.

“We knew that you don’t get people to come to the show on the back of a cause, you get them to come for music and fundamentally I believe that’s what so significant about this tour and about the extraordinary artists we have on it. They’re hugely compassionate people and they’re profoundly, elegant and accomplished entertainers.”

Griffith said Philadelphia is the second-to-last stop on the tour, which wraps up in Washington D.C. on Friday.

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