Notable bands and musicians including Pearl Jam, Brandi Carlile, Dave Matthews, Allen Stone, and more will all take part in the All In WA: A Concert for COVID Relief virtual event set to take place next month.
According to reports, the one-day, online event planned for June 10th will feature performances from the aforementioned artists along with Macklemore, Ciara, Ben Gibbard, The Black Tones, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Mary Lambert, actor Joel McHale (Community) and the Seattle Seahawks’ Coach Pete Carroll and quarterback Russell Wilson. The full list of participants is expected to be announced as the event draws closer.
The overall goal of the “All In WA” campaign is to provide relief and support for families, workers, misplaced youths, and more across the state of Washington while also working alongside community and philanthropic groups to help those affected by the massive loss of both lives and jobs due to COVID-19.
The Amazon-sponsored virtual event will broadcast on Amazon Music’s Twitch channel, along with and local NBC affiliates KING 5 and KONG at 7 p.m. local (PT). A pro-shot recording of the concert will be available on Amazon Prime after the initial June 10th airing. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has already pledged to match individual contributions of less than $1 million up to a total of $25 million.
“We know that musicians are small business people and there are some small business assistance funds,” Washington Governor Jay Inslee told Seattle-based radio station KEXP ahead of the June 10th event. “We are so appreciative of these musicians. I think of Brandi Carlile, what she’s doing. Taking their time to help us out. We are so appreciative of what they’re doing. Now, a bunch of people, this is going to be a thing where if you have $3 to help, it’s great.”
Click here for more information on the June 10th event.
[H/T Seattle Times]