Carrie Underwood, Jay Z to Perform at Free Festival in New York City

Global Citizen Festival Part of Campaign to End Extreme Poverty

Carrie Underwood, Jay Z, No Doubt, fun., the Roots and Tiesto will perform in New York’s Central Park on Sept. 27 during the third annual Global Citizen Festival. The free event is part of a campaign to achieve a world without extreme poverty by 2030.

The festival is presented by Global Citizen, an online platform and mobile application that educates, tracks and rewards activist action through a point-scoring system.

Tickets to the festival are available by participating in online actions at , where users take action to earn admission. By signing petitions, emailing world leaders and sharing content with their social networks, fans become active participants in campaigning for positive change as they earn points that can be used to enter the prize draw to win free tickets. A limited number of VIP tickets will also be available for purchase through Ticketmaster.

Last year’s show was headlined by Elvis Costello, Alicia Keys, Kings of Leon, John Mayer and Stevie Wonder.

“I believe we all have the ability to make our world a better place,” Underwood said. “Positive change is possible when we work together, and this festival is a hopeful opportunity for all of us to help see an end to extreme poverty.”

The festival will air live on MSNBC. NBC News will present a one-hour primetime special at 9 p.m. ET on Sept. 27.

Underwood has scheduled a handful of concerts this summer, including a July 18 appearance in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and a July 25 performance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Leading up to the Global Citizen Festival, she will perform at several fairs and festivals.