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Metallica's James Hetfield & more taking part in the Little Kids Rock Foundation's 2021 virtual benefit

Courtesy of Little Kids Rock Foundation

For a second straight year, the Little Kids Rock Foundation will present its annual benefit show as a virtual event because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2021 event will take place on April 14, starting at 8 p.m. ET. Among the many artists and entertainers that will appear and/or perform on the show are Metallica‘s James Hetfield, Carlos Santana and his wife, Santana drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, Metallica‘s James Hetfield, Todd Rundgren, former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes, Jack Black, Craig Robinson, and Yo-Yo Ma. In addition, T-Boz of TLC will serve as one of the evening’s hosts.

General admission tickets to view the event are free. VIP tickets also are available, offering guests access to interactive experiences starting one hour before the main show. If you’d like to donate to the Little Kids Rock Foundation, you can do so at

In addition, the foundation has launched a silent auction at Among the items and experiences up for bid are tickets to the sold-out 2021 KISS Kruise; a drumhead signed by Mick Fleetwood; virtual meet and greets with Rush‘s Alex Lifeson and Halestorm, and guitars autographed by Slash, Tom Morello and Greta Van Fleet.

Money raised helps fund the organization’s work providing musical instruments to and supporting music-education programs in inner-city schools across the U.S.

By Matt Friedlander
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