On Saturday, May 30th, over 70 artists and thousands of fans came together for Quarantine Comes Alive, a virtual music festival that raised over $160,000 for a litany of causes via the comprehensive PLUS1 COVID-19 Relief Fund.
The 15-hour live stream marathon featured virtual performances of music from scores of nationally touring acts including fast-rising Nashville rock/soul/R&B artist Maggie Rose and her talented backing band, Them Vibes, who delivered a two-song set including the live debut of her new single, “Help Myself“.
After running through the uplifting new anthem, Rose and the band—comprised of Alex Haddard (red guitar), Kyle Lewis (tan guitar), Brother Love (percussion), Sarah Tomek (drums), Kaitlyn Connor (keys), and Judd Fuller (bass)—moved seamlessly into 2018 single, “Smooth”. Highlighted by Rose’s charismatic vocals and Connor’s infectious clavinet riff, the song already had streamers dancing in their kitchens by the time the band dropped into a salutatory interlude of Sly & The Family Stone‘s “Thank You” to help bring the show to a close.
As Maggie tells Live For Live Music about her Quarantine Comes Alive experience, “We (safely) filmed the set live for the virtual release party and premiere of my new single, ‘Help Myself’ at Starstruck Studios in Nashville, TN. We played my new single and a funky fan-favorite, ‘Smooth’. It was so much fun to get band together for such a great cause that we continued way into the evening with the zoom dance party that I enthusiastically joined!”
If you enjoyed the performance and have the means to do so, Maggie asks that you make a donation to Know Your Rights Camp.
Maggie Rose – “Help Myself” > “Smooth” – Quarantine Comes Alive
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.