muchmusic usa has changed venues for the June 14 free "Wyclef Jean Live…A Freedom Concert" from Brooklyn's Coney Island Astroland Park to the deck of the U.S.S. Intrepid Aircraft Carrier and Museum on the Hudson River in Manhattan, due to potential crowd control concerns.
Marc Juris, president of muchmusic usa, said," muchmusic usa is proud to host
this Freedom Concert at the U.S.S. Intrepid. This is a great American
landmark and an important time in our country¹s history. It is our hope that
these Freedom Concerts that we are creating around the country will
connect our viewers with the artists they love, while at the same time
celebrating the rights we all enjoy as Americans."
"Wyclef Jean Live…A Freedom Concert" will be the
second concert taped for muchmusic usa's Freedom Concert series, which
brings top recording artists to perform free concerts at American historical
points of interest. Last December, Melissa Etheridge launched
the series with a performance inside the concourse of Grand Central
Station in New York. The concert event became one of the most talked about shows on
muchmusic usa, the viewer-driven all-music television network, that is rated
a top five favorite among young people.
"Wyclef Jean Live…A Freedom Concert" will air as an exclusive concert
special to premiere on muchmusic usa on June 20 at 9 pm and
12 am EDT.