Next month, Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin brings his Make The World Better campaign to Union Transfer for his second annual benefit concert, this year featuring Mac DeMarco, Marian Hill and The Suffers. Last year’s benefit was able to raise $170,000 to refurbish Ralph Brooks Park at 20th and Tasker with new playground equipment, a basketball court, a garden and more. This year, the goal is to do the same to Smith Playground, a 7-acre park in South Philadelphia, and last night Barwin joined Dan Reed on the air for a Top Five at 5 guest DJ set to preview the show.
During his DJ set – which featured music from all the artists on this year’s benefit, plus last year’s headliners Kurt Vile and The Districts – Barwin gave Reed some behind-the-scenes perspective on the Eagles and changes to the team following the 2014 season, and talked about his love for live music (including his NonCOMM highlights). He also shared the meaning of his MTWB foundation’s name, and talked about plans for the money they’re raising this year.
Listen to Barwin’s guest DJ set below. Tickets are still available for the 2015 Make the World Better benefit on Saturday, June 20th at Union Transfer; for more information, check the XPN Concert Calendar.
Connor Barwin, Mac DeMarco, Make The World Better foundation, Marian Hill, The Suffers, Union Transfer