On Saturday, May 30th, over 70 artists and thousands of fans came together for Quarantine Comes Alive, a virtual music festival that raised money for a litany of charities via the comprehensive PLUS1 COVID-19 Relief Fund.
The 15-hour livestream marathon featured new contributions by an array of amazing artists from around the world. It was a lot to take in and you surely missed at least a few of the many performers, so we’ll be rolling out the individual segments over the next few weeks to highlight each of the individual performances.
One of many artists on the Quarantine Comes Alive lineup to make their way to a real-life venue for their performance was pedal steel guitarist Roosevelt Collier, who gathered a band of Florida musicians including bassist Matt Lapham, drummer Anthony Cole, and keyboardist Tommy Shugart at his local venue, Orlando’s New Standard, for a rendition of “Make It Alright”.
As Roosevelt explains to Live For Live Music about the song, which he initially recorded in New York with members of Snarky Puppy for his 2018 studio record, EXIT 16, “I wanted to make a tune that literally just felt good every time you played it as well as switch everyone mood instantly to ‘Happy’ … I think this tune fits Quarantine Comes Alive because it’s able to give everyone a sense of joy and touch your life at the same time in the midst of our current world!”
If you enjoyed the performance, Roosevelt asks that you make a donation to the Equal Justice Initiative. Watch Roosevelt Collier perform “Make It Alright” at Quarantine Comes Alive below:
Roosevelt Collier – “Make It Alright” – 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. The $160k+ in donations raised from the 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.