On Sunday, June 28th, over 50 artists and tens of thousands of fans came together for Justice Comes Alive, a one-day, virtual festival harnessing the power of music to bring about collective change in response to racial inequality. The donation-based streaming event generated $55,000 and counting in funds for the participating artists, who remain out of work as the pandemic continues, as well as a number of social justice-oriented causes via PLUS1 For Black Lives Fund.

The 12-hour live-stream marathon featured new contributions by an array of amazing artists from around the world including fan-favorite New Orleans drummer, Terence Higgins (Swampgrease), who gathered a trio of his Crescent City musical counterparts—keyboardist/vocalist/JCA co-host Nigel Hall, guitarist Andrew Block, and bassist Eric Vogel—for a funky two-song performance as Terence Higgins & The NOLA Krewe.

As Higgins noted with a laugh to kick things off at Block’s Neutral Sound Studio, “Hey everybody, this is Terence Higgins, and this is the NOLA Krewe. Welcome to Justice Comes Alive, we’re gonna just do what we do like we do it in New Orleans, you know what I’m sayin’?” With that, the quartet launched into renditions of The Meters guitarist Leo Nocentelli‘s “The Hype and the Hooplah” and Hall’s own “Don’t Change For Me”.

Watch Terence Higgins & The NOLA Krewe perform “The Hype and the Hooplah” and “Don’t Change For Me” at Justice Comes Alive below. If you enjoyed the performance and have the means, consider making a donation to Plus1 For Black Lives Fund via www.JusticeComesAlive.com.

Terence Higgins & The NOLA Krewe – “The Hype and the Hooplah” (Leo Nocentelli), Don’t Change for Me (Nigel Hall) – Justice Comes Alive

Presented by Live For Live Music in partnership with PLUS1 and Nugs.TV, Justice Comes Alive was conceived as a way to harness the power of music to bring about collective change in response to racial inequality. All funds raised from Justice Comes Alive will be split evenly between the artists on the bill and the PLUS1 For Black Lives Fund, which was developed to address and continue the fight against anti-Black racism and violence in the U.S.

Directly supporting organizations like Equal Justice InitiativeImpact Justice, and The Bail Project, the PLUS1 For Black Lives Fund focuses on empowering Black communities, movement building, keeping people out of the criminal justice system while dismantling it more broadly, and a collective, international narrative change toward the equitable treatment of Black people. 30% of the PLUS1 for Black Lives Fund is also committed to small grants for Black and Indigenous-led grassroots efforts combating racism. For more information on Justice Comes Alive, head here.