On Saturday, May 30th, over 70 artists and thousands of fans came together for Quarantine Comes Alive, a virtual music festival which raised over $170,000 for an array of charities via the comprehensive PLUS1 COVID-19 Relief Fund.
The 15-hour live-stream marathon featured virtual performances and never-before-seen footage by an array of artists from around the world including The California Honeydrops, who debuted a live video of “I Wanna Go Home” from their January 17th performance at Denver’s Mission Ballroom. Check out the clip below. You can also read our full coverage of the Mission Ballroom performance and check out a gallery of photos from the show here.
The California Honeydrops – “I Wanna Go Home” [Pro-Shot] – Mission Ballroom 1/17/20
[Video: Ninja Video]
The California Honeydrops are preparing to release their latest EP, Just One More, And Then Some, this Friday, June 26th. The band will celebrate the release with a crowd-less live stream from Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA.
As drummer Ben Malament explains about the new EP, “These songs are an open invitation for anyone listening to follow that sound of a party you might hear from the street. You find the source, the voices, the horns, the piano and drums, they start hitting you from the gate leading to the little house tucked away in the back. It’s a Honeydrops house party, the windows are foggy, the neighbors are cool, you’ll pick up an instrument or a microphone, a piece of floor to tear up, and we appreciate you just digging in and being a part of it. That was fun, just one more, and then some.”
Presented by Live For Live Music in partnership with PLUS1 and Nugs.TV, Quarantine Comes Alive was conceived as a way to celebrate and support musicians, provide fans with unique musical experiences from the comfort of their couches, and raise money for comprehensive COVID-19 relief during this time of uncertainty. All funds raised from the donation-based event will be split evenly between the artists on the bill and the PLUS1 COVID-19 Relief Fund, which works directly with leading non-profit organizations like Sweet Relief, MusiCares, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, World Central Kitchen, Partners In Health, Trans Lifeline, and Backline to provide aid where it’s needed most. For more information, head here.
Don’t miss the follow-up to Quarantine Comes Alive this Sunday, June 28th: Justice Comes Alive: A Virtual Festival For Equality.
Justice Comes Alive will feature performances by 50+ artists including Antibalas, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, BANDEMIC (John Scofield, John Medeski, Billy Martin, & Jesse Murphy), Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band, Stanley Jordan, Christone “KINGFISH” Ingram, Dumpstaphunk, Galactic, Lettuce, Nahko, The Soul Rebels, Tank and the Bangas, TAUK, Turkuaz, and Umphrey’s McGee as well as conversations with musicians like Oteil Burbridge, Christian McBride, Karl Denson, Ivan Neville, and more about how we can heed the call of the moment to address and eliminate racial inequality on both a personal and a societal level.
For more information or to secure your streaming link, head to www.JusticeComesAlive.com. For updates, follow Justice Comes Alive on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and RSVP to the Facebook Event page.