Jay Z to Headline 2014 Global Citizen Festival

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If one of your favorite artists includes Jay Z and you love supporting an important cause, you’re in luck because the hip-hop master is headlining this year’s Global Citizen Festival.

The annual event will take place September 27th on the Great Lawn in New York’s Central Park, where Jay Z will be joined by The Roots, country singer Carrie Underwood and pop group No Doubt.

Organized by the Global Poverty Project, the date of the concert purposely coincides with the United Nations General Assembly, so activists can emphasize and discuss the issue of poverty with the leaders gathered.

The distribution of the tickets is also intentional. Concertgoers must participate in community service acts listed on the group’s website in order to earn a ticket.

Many of the performers know a thing or two about growing up poor. That’s one of the reasons Hova has gotten involved.

“Change only takes place when and where there is action,” the rapper said in a statement. “I’m joining the 2014 Global Citizen Festival because I believe through actions, whether it be by raising awareness, getting involved or educating ourselves, the goal to end extreme poverty by 2030 is possible.”