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Las Vegas baseball star, comedian added to Vegas Strong Benefit Concert

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper comes out of the dugout to celebrate Ryan Zimmerman's three-run home run in the eighth inning in Game 2 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs, at Nationals Park, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Comedian Jay Leno and Las Vegas native Bryce Harper are joining the force of Las Vegas entertainers and homegrown talent to take the stage Friday at T-Mobile Arena for the Vegas Strong Benefit Concert, a special evening of entertainment supporting the victims of the October 1 tragedy.

Leno, a Las Vegas headlining comedian; and Harper, Washington Nationals outfielder and Las Vegas native; will join Boyz II Men, Cirque du Soleil, David Copperfield, Imagine Dragons, Penn & Teller, The Killers, and more for an unprecedented fundraising event benefiting the Las Vegas Victims Fund.

Harper said, "I was born and raised in Las Vegas, and my pride for this great city runs deep. In the wake of this terrible event, the world has seen what I've always known to be true: how strong our city is and what a tight-knit, supportive community we have. I'm proud to be a part of the Vegas Strong benefit to support and honor those impacted by this tragedy and the city that I love."

Tickets range from $75 to $125 and are available online at www.AXS.com or by calling the AXS Call Center at 888.929.7849. Tickets also may be purchased at any MGM Resorts International Box Office or Concierge Desk.

Anyone can donate directly to the relief of those affected by the Las Vegas shooting by simply texting VEGAS to 20222 to give $10 to the National Compassion Fund. T-Mobile customers will see the donation on their next T-Mobile bill. Message & data rates may apply for customers who aren't with T-Mobile.

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