Dan + Shay, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson to headline Shaquille O’Neal Foundation gala in Las Vegas


Dan + Shay, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Anderson .Paak and Ray Romano will be among the celebrities headlining the annual fundraising gala for Shaquille O’Neal Foundation. The foundation announced the lineup for ‘The Event,’ which will be held on Oct. 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Hosted by comedian and actor Joel McHale, The Event is a major fundraiser for the Shaquille O’Neal Foundation, which partners with the Boys & Girls Clubs and Communities in Schools to support underserved youth. The Event has raised more than $6 million, helping build new youth athletic courts and fields and supporting the annual Shaq-a-Claus holiday program.

O’Neal said in a news release: “We raised the bar last year, and The Third Event promises to do the same. I’m so grateful to our entertainers who are once again donating their time. I know they will create a night of incredible music and comedy in a true testament to the power of unity to make a difference in kids’ lives.” This year’s proceeds will help build a new joint facility in Las Vegas for a Boys & Girls Club and a Communities in Schools alumni center.

Tickets for the gala are available at AXS.com.

John Legend, Dan + Shay, Jennifer Hudson, Anderson Paak headlining Shaq’s 2023 The Event

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