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09 August 2017

Charlie Puth, Andra Day to Headline Global Citizen & Cadillac Concert Series

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Charlie Puth and Andra Day will headline the first concerts in a series of shows this summer hosted by Global Citizen and Cadillac supporting social entrepreneurs bringing positive change to the world.

The Accelerator Series concerts will be held at the Cadillac House in New York City, kicking off Aug. 29 with Puth and followed by Day on Sept. 19. A special third concert on Sept. 21 will be announced later this month. Admission to the free-ticketed series can be earned by engaging with Global Citizen to take action on some of the world’s biggest social issues. See more information here.

“It’s inspiring to see the impact one person can have in their community and around the world. I’m excited to celebrate these Global Citizens and their amazing achievements,” Puth said.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join this series and support the Global Citizen movement,” added Day. “Honoring leaders who are taking action to make the world a better place and ensuring no one goes hungry is an essential part of building a sustainable future.”

At each event, guest-of-honor social entrepreneurs will receive the inaugural Global Citizen Accelerator Award with a $10,000 grant in order to continue their work. They are David Auerbach, founder of Sanergy, a startup that builds healthy communities through sustainable sanitation and job creation in Kenyan slums; Elise Kendall, CEO of Kinosol, a small-scale, solar-powered food dehydrator that is reducing food waste, increasing nutrient availability and improving the livelihoods of subsistence farmers around the world; and John Nesbit, co-founder of Medic Mobile, which provides frontline health workers mobile technology to reach patients in rural areas.

“There’s no better way to honor this group of inspiring changemakers than by taking action to better the world,” said Elizabeth Edelman, vice president of business development and partnerships for Global Citizen. “We hope that the stories we tell through this series will inspire a new generation of Global Citizens to become social entrepreneurs.”

“The inaugural Accelerator Award recipients are social entrepreneurs using their passion and genius to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and accelerate change in innovative ways,” said Nathan Tan, associate director, brand partnerships & experiences for Cadillac. “We are committed to supporting the work of these social entrepreneurs and building awareness for their important and necessary work.”

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