NF Hope Concerts
ANNOUNCING THE 2023 NF HOPE CONCERTS!
Las Vegas' 13th Annual NF Hope Concert
Sunday, October 22, 2023 @ 1:00 PM | The Smith Center, Las Vegas, NV
The NF Hope® Concert is coming back to the city where it was born, LAS VEGAS!
The NF Hope® Concerts have entertained audiences in Las Vegas, Chicago and New York City since 2011. The concert brings has brought together some of the best that the Great White Way, the Las Vegas Strip and beyond have to offer, all while raising awareness and over $1.5 million for those living with Neurofibromatosis (NF).
Called “One of the great afternoons in Las Vegas Entertainment” by radio personality, Chet Buchanan, and touted as having “…an extraordinary line-up of Vegas performers…” by the late Robin Leach, this is one unforgettable afternoon of music you don’t want to miss!
The concert has welcomed incredible talent to our “stage” including Tony Award winner and Disney Legend Lea Salonga, ‘The Voice of Broadway’ Betty Buckley, Grammy Award winning band All-4-One, local Vegas legend Clint Holmes, American Idol finalists Jasmine Trias and Lou Gazzara, AGT finalist Daniel Emmett, Vegas superstars Tymara Walker, Ashley Fuller, Ruby Lewis, The Bronx Wanderers, Human Nature and many more.
The event is inspired by the Emma Leibow, the daughter of former JERSEY BOYS star Jeff Leibow and his wife, Melody Leibow. Emma was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder of the nervous system characterized by tumors that can grow on any nerve in the body without warning, in 2010 at the age of nine months. The Leibows conceived the idea for the concert upon the realization that they had an obligation to their daughter and the 130,000 people living with NF in the US to educate others about the disorder.
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For more than twelve years, the NF Hope® Concerts have entertained audiences in Las Vegas, Chicago and New York City with the best that the Great White Way, the Las Vegas Strip and beyond have to offer, all while raising awareness and over $1.5 Million for Neurofibromatosis (NF).
Over the years, the NF Hope Concert has hosted an increible list of entertainers including Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG Award winner Gillian Anderson, Disney Legend Lea Salonga, Pop Princess Debbie Gibson, Grammy Award winner All-4-One, Tony Award winners Betty Buckley, James Monroe Iglehart and Stephanie J Block, from The Monkees Micky Dolenz, world renown saxophonist Dave Koz and more.
This year, we are excited to announce our two concerts: the fourth in the Chicagoland area, the home of NF Network on June 25, and the thirteenth in the city of lights, Las Vegas on October 22.
For more information and links to our silent auctions, visit the NF Hope Concert website.
A TASTE OF THE NF HOPE CONCERTS
ABOUT THE NF HOPE CONCERTS
A series of Concerts aimed at ending Neurofibromatosis
Jeff and Melody Leibow created the NF Hope Concerts in 2011 after their daughter, Emma, was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis (or NF) at the age of nine months old. NF is a genetic disorder of the nervous system characterized by tumors that can grown on any nerve in the body at any time. Symptoms range in severity from benign to severe and include attention and learning issues, blindness, deafness, chronic pain, deformation, cancers and death. NF affects 1 in every 2,500 births making it more common than Cystic Fibrosis, hereditary Muscular Dystrophy, Huntington’s Disease and Tay Sachs combined.
The most challenging aspect for families living with NF is that there is currently no cure and no treatments, which means that the only thing we, as parents, can do is wait for something to happen and hope that it never does. For that reason, Jeff and Melody founded the NF Hope Concert in 2011 because neither of them wanted to just wait.
This concert is what they do for Emma and the 128,000 living with NF in the US alone, when in truth, there is very little they can do. The NF Hope Concerts, which started in Las Vegas, have now expanded into New York and Chicago, and 100% of the proceeds from all of them go to Neurofibromatosis Network, a nonprofit dedicated to helping individuals with NF.