The virtual gala, powered by Microsoft, will be an illustrious celebration of Black Girl Magic featuring phenomenal musical performances by the iconic Queen of Funk Chaka Khan, and GRAMMY® nominated virtuosos Alice Smith and Maimouna Youssef aka MuMu Fresh; DC’sall-female go-go band Bela Dona, GRAMMY Award winning gospel singer Tasha Cobbs Leonard, celebrity DJ Aktive, and an exclusive collaboration with Chaka Khan and Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen. The event will be hosted by esteemed actress Tatyana Ali and hip-hop icon MC Lyte, with appearances by acclaimed actor Wood Harris, GRAMMY® Award winning artist Estelle and more.
The BGR! 15-Year Anniversary Fundraising Gala will benefit the advocacy and philanthropic work that BLACK GIRLS ROCK! continues to pioneer via its programs and initiatives. Tickets for the virtual gala can be purchased online at www.blackgirlsrock.com
As part of a multi-year strategic partnership with BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, Microsoft is also extending fundraising support through Give with Bing, an initiative with the Microsoft Rewards program. Through Give with Bing, fans and followers of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! can earn Microsoft Rewards points by searching on Microsoft Bing. These points can then be donated to BLACK GIRLS ROCK! via Give with Bing. And it doesn’t stop with that—all funds raised for BLACK GIRLS ROCK! through Microsoft Rewards will be matched through June 30, 2021. Start donating here: give.com/bgr
Join Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, and photographer Ross Halfin on the Leppard Vault for a video livestream event discussing Def Leppard’s incredible history of photographs. Be ready for a candid conversation between old friends and fan Q&A about the most iconic, wild, heartbreaking, and hilarious photos in the Def Leppard collection.
Digital Event Tickets and Limited-Edition Event Bundles on sale NOW! PLUS – New Def Leppard Vault merchandise on sale during the event.
Have a favorite Ross Halfin / Def Leppard photograph? Maybe you took a Leppard photo of your own that you’d like to share with the band? Send your questions (written or as a video) along with your photos to email@example.com for a chance at a live response from Joe, Phil, and Ross! We will also be taking questions from the chat during the livestream.