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Sandy Hook concert featuring Tim McGraw in Hartford tonight

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Tim McGraw will be in Hartford on Friday night for a concert at the Xfinity Theatre to benefit Sandy Hook Promise.

Sandy Hook Promise calls itself a national nonprofit organization based in Newtown that supports sensible solutions to protect children and prevent gun violence.

Twenty-six students and staff were gunned down at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012.

“Out of this tragedy a group was formed that made a promise to honor the lives lost and turn it into a moment of transformation,” McGraw previously said. “Sandy Hook Promise teaches that we can do something to protect our children from gun violence. I want to be a part of that promise, as a father and as a friend.”

McGraw agreed to host the concert despite criticism from gun rights supporters.

One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the non-profit group.

Other performers include Billy Currington, Chase Bryant and a few special guests to be announced later.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. For ticket information, click here

For more on the Sandy Hook Promise, check out its website here.

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