Pearl Jam, Coldplay to Rock Central Park This Saturday

Image Courtesy of The Global Citizen FestivalPearl Jam and Coldplay are among the performers who are scheduled to rock New York's Central Park on Saturday as part of this year's Global Citizen Festival.

The Global Citizen Festival is timed to coincide with the U.N. General Assembly in New York, during which world leaders from 193 countries will announce their goals for fighting inequality, protecting the environment and ending extreme poverty -- that's people living on less than $1.50 a day --  by 2030. 

Other celebrities taking part in the event include Stephen Colbert, Connie Britton, Laverne Cox, Katie Holmes, Kerry Washington, Hugh Jackman and Olivia Wilde. If you weren't able to get a ticket, you can watch the concert live on YouTube, MSNBC and, later, on NBC-TV, which will air the event as a one-hour special September 27.

That evening, many of the celebrities and performers taking part in the festival are expected to make an appearance at the South-South Awards, which honor the achievements in sustainable development of countries in the global South, which includes most of Africa, Central and South America. Additional stars taking part in that event include Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas and Forest Whitaker

At the event, Paul Shaffer, late of The Late Show with David Letterman, will get an award for Cultural Achievement, and percussionist Sheila E. will perform along with her dad, Pete Escovedo. You can watch the proceedings at starting at 6:45 p.m. ET.

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