On Saturday, May 30th, over 70 artists and thousands of fans came together for Quarantine Comes Alive, a virtual music festival that raised over $150,000 for a litany of charities 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 Colorado-based funk mainstays The Motet, who welcomed Jason Hann of The String Cheese Incident on a cover of Parliament‘s “Getten To Know You”.
The song was recorded from each member’s respective quarantine but still finds the group able to tap into that perpetually-upbeat, funky positivity for which they’re adored nationwide. Throughout the performance, frontman Lyle Divinsky controlled the “stage” with the charisma while the force of the horns and the rhythm section powered the locomotive as always. That rhythm section was only bolstered by Hann, who offered up his blend of feel-good hand drums—while smiling all the way.
As Divinsky tells Live For Live Music, “Quarantine Comes Alive was incredible. I think the world needed that music, and now the world needs everyone. We’re excited to use our version of Parliament’s ‘Getten to Know You’ to help raise money for Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp.”
Watch The Motet and Jason Hann perform “Getten To Know You” for Quarantine Comes Alive below. If you enjoyed the performance, the band asks that you make a donation to Know Your Rights Camp.
The Motet ft. Jason Hann — “Getten To Know You” – Quarantine Comes Alive
As the lockdowns continue, make sure to tune in to Lyle Divinsky’s weekly Wednesday Fireside live streams on his Facebook page.
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.