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 and never-before-seen videos by an array of artists from around the world including jam-rock quartet Spafford, who delivered a nearly 14-minute jam on “Lonely” from a rehearsal space in their native Arizona for the streaming event.
While Spafford mounted a full, ticketed drive-in performance on May 24th, the “Lonely” video included in Quarantine Comes Alive was recorded ahead of that show, marking a significant return-to-normalcy milestone for the band.
As guitarist Brian Moss explains to Live For Live Music, “Before our Drive-In show, we wanted to test out the gear we had gotten for live streaming/video recording. We set everything up and pressed record for the first time in over 2 months. This version of ‘Lonely’ is a glance at the first time the whole band played a song from start to finish since we were forced to cancel our Winter Tour earlier this year. We want to thank Quarantine Comes Alive for the opportunity, and everyone who donated to charity during the event.”
If you enjoyed the performance, Spafford asks that you make a donation to NAACP. Watch Spafford perform “Lonely” for Quarantine Comes Alive below:
Spafford – “Lonely” – Quarantine Comes Alive
[Video: 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.