Thank You, Rita Houston!
A multi-artist tribute to a true music lover.
Join us for this benefit concert in honor of WFUV DJ Rita Houston at the new City Winery.
An all star lineup of artists will gather to express their gratitude in song.
Net proceeds from this event will go to the T.J. Martell Foundation, supporting cancer research and care.
5:30pm Doors / 7:00pm Show
Seated Tickets: $500 CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
Standing Room Tickets: $250 CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
In the future we will be extending the fundraising campaign beyond this event, and we hope that you’ll be able to spread the word to those folks who can’t join us for the event. For more information please visit the Rita Houston dedicated page on the T.J. Martell Foundation website HERE
About Rita Houston:
Rita Houston has long been known as a champion for musical discovery whose 25-year tenure at WFUV Public Radio has provided a platform for the launch and growth of countless artistic careers. With a keen ear for detail and the genuine heart of a music lover, she has joined together the lives of artists and listeners into a supportive community that stretches far beyond the boundaries of her New York City home base.
From Amy Ray:
There are only a handful of folks in the music industry who can handle the endless requests from musicians offering their beloved albums for consideration, while at the same time remain tireless music fans, and hold steadfast to the notion that music can be a transformative and unifying force in this world. The community of musicians that Rita has helped over the years, that she has respected and mentored into better artists, is vast and diverse. Her support of women in all facets of the industry has been a driving force in creating more visibility for us. She is one of the most important gatekeepers in radio for so many reasons, but the most compelling one is that she loves music and listens with an unbiased ear.
From Emily Lichter:
I met Rita in the mid ‘90s when I was an intern at Bottom Line Records. We became fast friends, bonding over our love of music, and we ran all over NYC seeing as many shows as we could. Rita taught me so much about music, and how to have fun while navigating the unpredictable music industry. She always believed in me, saw my potential, and encouraged me to pave my own way. Twenty-something years later, we are still working on events together, travelling around the country and the world together, and still eating at Japonica. Rita is the absolute best: The best at discovering music. The best at championing artists. The best friend. Rita is love and light, and anyone lucky enough to know her feels it. I am thrilled to be able to honor her badassery, from the very bottom of my heart — Thank You, Rita Houston!