A host of comedians and performers will come together for The Bill Of Rights Comedy Concert benefitting the creation of America’s first monument honoring the Bill of Rights on Sunday, May 13th at Phoenix Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona.
Among those scheduled to perform are Lewis Black, Chris Bliss, Bill Engvall, Bobcat Goldthwait, Dick Gregory, Kathleen Madigan, Tommy Smothers, Steven Wright, along with Little Feat musicians Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett.
“I am doing this because from what I have seen in the news from time to time, it seems that some of the folks in Arizona, and the rest of America, need a little bit of a reminder of what our founding fathers really said. Because those words in The Bill of Rights are important,” Lewis Black said. “And it’s going to be nice to see the cornerstone of our democracy on real stone. It also seems like a good idea to put this monument someplace prominent like the state capitol, where the politicians can go read it again when necessary.”
Proceeds from this one night only event, The Bill Of Rights Comedy Concert, will be distributed to MyBillofRights.org – The Bill Of Rights Monument Project, set to be located at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix. The show will begin at 7PM. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 19th at 10AM at Ticketmaster.com, the Phoenix Convention Center Box Office, or by calling 800-745-3000. Reserved tickets are $98, $78, and $53, and are subject to a convenience charge. Founders and Presidents Circle ticket packages will be available at MyBillofRights.org/concert.
“The Bill of Rights is the most powerful and successful assertion of individual rights and liberties ever written, one of history’s most important and influential documents,” said MyBillofRights.org Executive Director Chris Bliss. “It’s also the reason my fellow comedians and I get to have so much fun making a great living, so what better way to introduce this monument project to the people of Arizona than with a blockbuster comedy concert?”
“I’m excited to be a part of this fantastic concert,” added event promoter Danny Zelisko. “Some of the best comedians in the country are coming together to help raise the money necessary to build the first Bill of Rights monument in the United States. It will truly be a one of a kind event.”
The monument is being sculpted by Joseph Kincannon of Kincannon Studios, one of the country’s leading stone artisans, whose design consists of ten individually shaped limestone monoliths, ranging from 7 to 8 1/2 feet in height. They will be placed forming an arc along the crest of the hillside that curves along the path to the Vietnam Memorial in Wesley Bolin Plaza – a prime location directly across from the State Capitol. It is estimated that over one million of Arizona’s school children, and millions more visitors of all ages, will visit the new landmark during its 100+ year lifespan.
For those unable to attend who are still interested in contributing to this noble cause may make their tax-deductible donations at www.mybillofrights.org/arizona-project-programs.