Jay Z and Beyoncé to Host a Tidal Charity Concert

The Oct. 15 event will feature artists such as Lauryn Hill, Nicki Minaj, Common and Alicia Keys.

Beyonce and Jay Z in 2015
Beyonce and Jay Z in 2015 Isaac Brekken/Getty Images

Jay Z and Beyoncé are set to host their second Tidal X charity concert Oct. 15 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.,  Rolling Stone reports.

The event, which will benefit the Robin Hood Foundation, has been dubbed Tidal X: 1015 and will feature artists such as Beyoncé, Lauryn Hill, Nicki Minaj, Blood Orange, Alicia Keys, Common, Lil Yachty and Salva. According to its website, the foundation “is New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization, and since 1988 has focused on finding, funding and creating programs and schools that generate meaningful results for families in New York’s poorest neighborhoods.”

Roc Nation’s vice president of philanthropy, Dania Diaz, said in a statement

Supporting the community and having positive impact is a TIDAL tenet and mission. We are honored to partner with Robin Hood for TIDAL X: 1015 around this year’s current theme, education. We know that education can advance communities and can be the most powerful tool for change. Robin Hood has helped transform communities in positive ways by supporting education programs that generate meaningful results.

Tidal members and American Express cardholders will be able to purchase presale tickets Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. EDT. General ticket sales will begin Sept. 26.

No word yet on whether or not the concert will also stream on Tidal.

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Monique Judge is a freelance journalist in Los Angeles. Follow her on Twitter.

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