Wednesday night was the Jersey 4 Jersey charity broadcast which raised money for the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund and featured a whole host of famous Jersey natives. “We're here tonight dedicated to our health care workers and all of those who lost loved ones who are suffering and dying from this terrible disease right here, right now, in our beloved state," said Bruce Springsteen at the opening of the broadcast. With his wife Patti Scialfa, Bruce played "Land of Hope and Dreams," and later in the broadcast they returned to play "Jersey Girl."
The benefit notably included a Fountains of Wayne reunion, with frontman Chris Collingwood, guitarist Jody Porter and drummer Brian Young -- plus Sharon Van Etten on bass and backing vocals -- paying tribute to their late bandmate Adam Schlesinger. They fittingly performed the very Jersey song, "Hackensack," and Collingwood intro'd the song saying "“This is for Adam, his parents, his children, and New Jersey."
Another famous NJ son, Jon Bon Jovi, performed a new song about the pandemic, titled “Do What You Can,” and he returned to close out the broadcast with his hit "Livin' on a Prayer."
SZA, who introduced herself as "Solána from Maplewood," performed "20 Something"; Tony Bennett performed "Smile" (the same song that was performed on One World: Together At Home by Tony's collaborator Lady Gaga, who was also hyping Tony's performance on Instagram); and Halsey performed “Finally/Beautiful Stranger.” Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Danny DeVito, Charlie Puth, and more were also on hand.
You can watch videos from Jersey 4 Jersey below.