Nile Rodgers is putting workers affected by the U.S. government shutdown first.
Rodgers has offered federal government staff 300 pairs of free tickets to his show with Chic in Washington, DC on Saturday.
The legendary musician has donated the tickets because of his frustration with the shutdown that has impacted “incredibly hard-working people who provide important service to our country.”
Workers who are forced to work without pay, or have been furloughed, can apply for tickets through concert promoter Eventbrite.
“As a two-time cancer survivor, I believe music has a tremendous power and this is a small gesture I can make to provide some joy and healing,” said Rodgers at DMV’s MGM National Harbor. “In one of my biggest songs I wrote, ‘We Are Family, I’ve got all my sisters with me.’ I consider all of these people to be my brothers and sisters and I hope this lets them know that we are 100% behind them.”
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