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.

Appropriately taking over the 2:00 a.m. late-night block along with Papadosio and Spafford was Colorado hydro-funk trio SunSquabi, who delivered an upbeat, exploratory set for the QCA audience. Recorded at Denver, CO’s Knew Conscious event center, SunSquabi’s performance featured two songs and a lengthy improv section including their newest release, a collaboration with String Cheese Incident titled “Top Down“. Fitting in with the late-night vibes, Squabi arrived with a full performance setup, including a full lighting rig, which set the stage for one of the most memorable performances of the evening.

Related: SunSquabi Announces Summer 2020 Virtual ‘Top Down Tour’

After running through “Top Down”, which saw bassist Josh Fairman and drummer Chris Anderson lay down a forceful rhythm section for Kevin Donohue‘s gain-infused guitar, the band dropped into “Night Moth” from their 2019 album, Instinct. Here, SunSquabi really let loose. Spaced-out synthesizer and fast-picking guitar took over the 10-minute rendition, which included a lengthy improv section replete with bottomless valleys and atmospheric peaks.

As the band explained of the performance,

We were so happy to produce a segment for Quarantine Comes Alive here in Denver. We had a real stage (Knew Conscious), an amazing camera and sound crew and crazy lights. Which just shows you what the community here can put together in a time like this. We played our new song that featured The String Cheese Incident, “Top Down”, as well as “Night Moth” with a big improv section in the middle. It’s awesome doing the video stuff in a way because I think it is helping us be creative in expanding the songs in a way we normally wouldn’t. And having an event like this pushes us as artists to do something different. The best part of these streaming festival events is getting to see all of our friends onscreen playing doing their thing. It’s a really special thing to still be able to feel together especially with everything going on in the world.

If you enjoyed SunSquabi’s set, the band asks that you make a donation to Can’d Aid, a grassroots organization that spreads people powered do-goodery. Can’d Aid’s core programs develop healthy and whole humans capable and inspired to nurture a healthy and whole planet. Watch SunSquabi perform “Top Down” and “Night Moth” at Quarantine Comes Alive below:

SunSquabi – “Top Down” > “Night Moth” – Quarantine Comes Alive

[Video: Live For Live Music]

SunSquabi is currently in the midst of their virtual “summer tour,” featuring performances streamed from various venues in Colorado via a variety of different platforms. For more info on SunSquabi’s virtual Top Down Tour, head here.

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 ReliefMusiCaresCenter for Disaster PhilanthropyWorld Central KitchenPartners In HealthTrans Lifeline, and Backline to provide aid where it’s needed most. For more information, head here.