This concert had influential and iconic artists that came to perform. Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, and B.B King came together to essentially party. This was necessary due to the death of JFK, MLK and Malcom X, the black community was at point of civil unrest. They were upset about the vietnam war and gained a distrust to the American government. There were multiple protests and anger inn the streets, so this festival was used as a way to show goodwill and positive energy. They need the music to take a moment from their worries.