Dave Matthews, The Avett Brothers & More Aboard For ‘Banding Together’ Virtual Benefit Concert
Dave Matthews, The Avett Brothers, The String Cheese Incident and Brandi Carlile are just a few of the acts taking part in a virtual benefit concert dubbed Banding Together: A Concert For The Colorado Music Relief Fund. The three-hour concert, presented by Breckenridge Brewery, starts at 6 p.m. MT (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) this Saturday, May 30 and can be viewed on the JamBase Livestreams Calendar via YouTube.
Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Grace Potter, Jack Johnson, The Lumineers, Marcus Mumford, Michael Franti, Nathaniel Rateliff, Nick & Helen Forster, Rodrigo y Gabriela and Sam Bush round out the list of artists confirmed to perform for the event. Banding Together will also feature a chat between Bob Weir and former Governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper as well as an “intercontinental conversation with Nathaniel Rateliff and Marcus Mumford.”
Proceeds will benefit the newly launched Colorado Music Relief Fund. The fund was established to help musicians, crew members and those in the industry struggling during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Donations can be made directly here. Additionally, an auction to raise money for the fund begins on Thursday, May 28.
“Coloradans have a history of coming together during times of crisis, and now more than ever, we are looking toward music and art to find comfort during this difficult time,” noted Governor Jared Polis in a press release. “Colorado’s music industry and rich pool of talent is an important part of our culture, economy, and the Colorado way of life. I can’t wait for the day when we can all return to one of Colorado’s excellent music venues to see our favorite bands play live again. But until then, I’m excited that the state can partner with the Colorado Music Relief Fund in this effort.”