Rock groups such as Boston and the J. Geils Band and comedians including Steven Wright are helping to raise money for victims of the deadly Boston Marathon bombing at a benefit concert.
The Boston Strong Concert kicked of Thursday night with Boston playing songs including its 1970s hit "More Than a Feeling." Lead singer Tommy DeCarlo told thousands of people at the TD Garden, "we are all Boston."
The show was to feature acts including Aerosmith, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, Dropkick Murphys and New Kids on the Block.
Boston comic Lenny Clarke did a foul-mouthed, one-man reenactment of the capture of a bombing suspect.
Concert proceeds will go to One Fund Boston, the compensation fund established by Gov. Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas Menino.
The April 15 attack near the marathon's finish line killed three people and hundreds more.