Clear your schedule music lovers because Saturday night just got a lot more exciting.

The 2016 Global Citizen Festival is back again and some of the biggest names in music are coming to New York City's Central Park for the star-studded charity event.

Broadcast live on MSNBC and online through the cable network's video player above, fans are able to watch Demi Lovato, Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna perform live in concert. And before Usher heads to the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas, the "Yeah!" singer will also make a surprise appearance for fans both in the Big Apple and at home across the country.

"Lets work together and help end global poverty," he shared with his social media followers. "Join me and watch today's #GCFestival live from Central Park." 

Hosted by Tamron Hall and Willie Geist, the charity event is also expected to feature plenty of A-list special guests including Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris and more surprise supporters.

"You have to earn a ticket there. You earn your seat this table, and I think that in a world that people believe again that we do a lot of talking and complaining, it offers optimism. It offers action," Tamron shared before the big day. "You know the people standing around you jamming to the music, they earned a seat at the table. There's nothing like that. You earn it not through connections. You earn it because you volunteered and did something."

Willie added, "It's the people who come to the platform that grab your attention...once you're in the room you hear about what they're doing and you're in. You can't help but be hooked by it."

Learn more about the Global Citizen Festival and how you can help by visiting their website here

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