The Ally Coalition’s Sixth Annual Talent Show

The lineup for the The Ally Coalition’s Sixth Annual Talent Show has been announced.


On December 12 The Town Hall will host The Ally Coalition’s Sixth Annual Talent Show, a night that channels the power of music and comedy toward equality. Hosted by founding members Jack Antonoff and Rachel Antonoff, the organization announced today the initial talent, including Andrew Dost, Aparna Nancherla, Bleachers, Chris Laker, Dixie Chicks, Andrew Dost, Jacqueline Novak, Jason Isbell, Mike Birbiglia and Roy Wood Jr.. The evening will benefit organizations serving queer and trans youth, including New Alternatives for LGBTQ Youth in New York City, the Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit, and the Center for Black Equality in Washington DC.

Tickets are currently on sale at The Town Hall and Ticketmaster.

Coming off its biggest year to date, featuring performances from Taylor Swift, Lana Del Ray, Regina Spector, Mitski, Rostam, Hayley Kiyoko amongst others, this year’s Talent Show will once again be curated by the GRAMMY Award-Winning Antonoff. An unforgettable night, helping to raise funds and awareness for one of the most vulnerable populations in the U.S., LGBTQ youth.

The past year has been one of tremendous growth and activity for The Ally Coalition. This past June, The Ally Coalition partnered with St. Vincent, Microsoft and GLAAD to create the ‘Feel The Pride’ immesrive installation for World Pride in New York City to support The Equality Act. During GRAMMY Week and World Pride, The Ally Coalition curated and hosted panel conversations with Angelica Ross, Dan Reynolds, Shea Diamond, Madam Ghandi and Zeke Thomas. The Ally Coalition partnered with Frank Turner’s Lost Evenings Festival raising over $20,000, granting to 13 organizations in the Boston area. teamed up with Troye Sivan to gather over 13,000 signatures to support the Trevor Project’s work to end conversion therapy, and distributed over 75,000 pairs of Bombas socks to their network of community organizations.

This fall, The Ally Coalition will be on tour, engaging fans with Frank Turner, PVRIS and Sleater-Kinney, Julia Nunes and Lucy Dacus distributing more than 300,000 Bombas socks, and sending 16 rising leaders to this year’s Americn Express Leadership Institute in New York City, which will be dedicated this year to LGBTQ Equality.

Founded in 2013 by Jack Antonoff (Bleachers, FUN.) and fashion designer Rachel Antonoff, The Ally Coalition is committed to bettering the lives of LGBTQ youth through tours, social media campaigns and collaborative partnerships, providing critical support for grassroots non-profit organizations. With The Ally Coalitions’ unique connection to the entertainment industry, the artists they partner with use their platforms to raise awareness of the systemic inequalities facing the LGBTQ population and activates prominent members of the creative community and their fan bases to engage with these issues in meaningful and impactful ways.

The Ally Coalition uses its outreach to connect music fans to advocacy experts and regional partners to create change at the local level, allowing fans to donate their time, money and voices to champion political and social change, helping expand and protect LGBTQ rights.