One More Light: Chester Bennington memorial to be held at Boston Common

Less than two weeks after the death of Chester Bennington, one Bostonian hopes to bring fans together to honor the late Linkin Park singer with a public memorial.

The gathering, Linkin Park Memorial Massachusetts, will be held on Sunday (July 30) at 4 p.m. at Boston Common near the Frog Pond.

Mike Martin, creator of the Facebook event, described the memorial as a way to respect Bennington, his family, and Linkin Park.

“There is no admission charge, the Boston Commons is a public place,” his event description reads. “Here we meet to show our respect to Chester, the band, and his family. All are welcome to join us. Please bring your own small candle and something personal to honor Chester.”

Martin had originally planned to gather at the Boston Common gazebo, but yesterday changed the location point to not conflict with the ongoing Shakespeare in the Park series.

In an earlier post from the event page, Martin broke down the potential schedule of the memorial:

“So far, from what I gathered. The following will happen as activities there.

-Someone is bringing balloons for us to write what this music did for us.

-Another has suggested we bring candles (bring your own).

-I’ve also gotten a suggestion to sing and play instruments to their music.”

Users have also been utilizing the event page to share their reactions and connection to the band, as well as discuss other activities planned for the memorial.

Linkin Park were set to play the XFinity Center in Mansfield tonight (July 27). Their North American tour has been cancelled.

Featured Chester Bennington photo via the Linkin Park Facebook page.