Kelsea Ballerini Joins Lineup for Soho Sessions Supporting Everytown for Gun Safety

Country star Kelsea Ballerini has joined the lineup for New York City’s Soho Sessions on June 5. The special edition of the live music series will be co-presented by Rolling Stone CEO Gus Wenner in support of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country.

Produced by RWE Partners, the team behind the annual Love Rocks NYC concerts, this Soho Session will also feature performances from British rock band the Struts, who are launching a North American tour in July. The night will be hosted by Academy Award-winning actor and Everytown Creative Council founding chair Julianne Moore, alongside supermodel and singer-songwriter Karen Elson.

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Ballerini spoke out against gun violence in 2023 when she co-hosted the CMT Music Awards and opened the show by honoring the lives lost in the Covenant School shooting in Nashville. She also recounted her own experience at a shooting that happened at her high school, and called for “real action that moves us forward together to make change for the safety of our kids and our loved ones,” per a report from Billboard.

This special edition of the Soho Sessions in an effort to raise awareness for Everytown for Gun Safety, which touts ten million supporters and more than 700,000 donors, including moms, mayors, survivors, students, and everyday Americans, who are fighting for gun safety measures that can help save lives.

“Gun violence is a preventable epidemic, and an organization like Everytown for Gun Safety is bringing crucial education and awareness to communities nationwide,” Wenner said in a statement. “I am very pleased to be partnering with The Soho Sessions for this special event to help put an end to the urgent issue of gun violence.”

“Gun violence has been an important cause to me and my family for as long as I can remember,” said Greg Williamson, who co-founded RWE Partners alongside Nicole Rechter. “This is an ongoing crisis, and we jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the solution alongside Everytown for Gun Safety and Gus Wenner. As we come together to enjoy some great music, let’s help to ensure no more lives are lost to gun violence.”

A limited amount of tickets are on sale to the public, with net proceeds going to Everytown for Gun Safety.

“To stop the shooting, we don’t just need to change the laws — we also need to change the culture, which is why Everytown is so grateful to Gus Wenner and RWE Partners for pulling together this group of creative heavyweights,” added John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Right now, gunfire is part of the daily soundtrack in too many American communities, and artists like Kelsea Ballerini, the Struts, Karen Elson, and Julianne Moore are harnessing their talents to raise an alarm and rally support.”

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