To honor the 5 journalists killed in the Capital Gazette attack, the city of Annapolis and Maryland-natives Joel and Benji Madden are headlining a benefit concert on July 28th.
"NEW YORK (AP) — The city of Annapolis will hold a benefit concert featuring Maryland-based rockers Good Charlotte to honor the five Capital Gazette employees killed in an attack in their newsroom.
Mayor Gavin Buckley said Wednesday the event dubbed “Annapolis Rising: A Benefit for The Capital Gazette and Free Press” will take place July 28 and will include performances, as well as guest speakers from the journalism community.
Information on tickets will be available at a later date. Proceeds will benefit a fund established for the victims and survivors, as well as journalism scholarships."
"Benji Madden added that the Capital Gazette is “such a big pillar in the Annapolis community, really supporting their community and all of the different facets, whether its sports, art (or) local businesses. It’s really a tight-knit community.”
“It feels really special to us. It’s rare to find that kind of community,” he added.
The benefit concert will take place from a stage on College Avenue with the Maryland State House in the background.
Buckley, who became mayor of Annapolis last year, said “this horrible tragedy cannot be forgotten.”"