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Inaugural Quarantine Comes Alive Raises Over $150K

Inaugural Quarantine Comes Alive Raises Over $150K

This past Saturday, May 30th, the organizers behind Brooklyn Comes Alive and Denver Comes Alive held a one-day virtual music marathon fittingly branded as Quarantine Comes Alive. In hopes of offering their support directly to their musical community as well as those most affected by the current global pandemic, QCA vowed to split proceeds of the donation-based event between the PLUS1 Relief Fund-which directly benefits organizations like Sweet Relief, MusicCares and others-as well as the participating musicians.

Today, the festival is pleased to share they raised $156,816.70 during the inaugural event and had 176,433 viewers throughout the day across 61 countries.

"I am absolutely honored to announce that we've raised over $150k for the participating musicians and amazing organizations like Sweet Relief, MusiCares, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, World Central Kitchen, Partners In Health, Trans Lifeline, Backline and local organizations helping the homeless through the PLUS1 Relief Fund," shares festival organizer, Kunj Shah. "We couldn't have done it without the artists, causes,, the Live For Live Music team, and everyone who donated."

In the coming weeks, the content from the virtual festival, which was streamed live across various platforms like Facebook, Twitch and Nugs.TV this past Saturday, will be re-shared for those who missed the show. The replayed content will give fans an additional opportunity to contribute to the fundraiser, which will now include causes hand-picked by the musicians, including those promoting social justice.

Shah explains, "We're going to continue to raise funds as we put out the content from the festival, and additionally, raise more money for causes promoting social justice like the NAACP, Minnesota Freedom Fund and others. I don't plan to stop now that QCA is over, and I have my eyes on doing something similar to bring awareness and funds to people fighting for social justice. It's really important to heed the call of the moment."

Quarantine Comes Alive Featured Performances By:
Andy Frasco
Arlo McKinley
Aron Magner
Big Sam's Funky Nation
Big Something
Brandon "Taz" Niederauer
Brendan Bayliss
The California Honeydrops
Casey Russell
Circles Around The Sun
Cris Jacobs
Dave Brandwein
Dave Watts
David Shaw
Dominic Lalli
Electric Beethoven
Everyone Orchestra
George Porter Jr.
The Ghost Of Paul Revere
Greensky Bluegrass
Here Come The Mummies
Holly Bowling
The Infamous Stringdusters
Ivan Neville
Jen Hartswick
Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers
Joel Cummins
John Medeski
Jon Cleary
Karina Rykman
Leslie Mendelson
Lindsay Lou
Lyle Divinsky
Maggie Rose
Magic Beans
Marco Benevento
Melvin Seals & JGB
Mike Dillon
Moon Taxi
The Motet feat. Jason Hann
Natalie Cressman
Neal Francis
The New Mastersounds
Nick Cassarino
Nigel Hall
The Nth Power
OG Garage A Trois
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Prince Purple Party
Railroad Earth
Robert "Sput" Searight
Robert Walter
Roosevelt Collier
Ryan Dempsey
Ryan Montbleau
Shira Elias
Southern Avenue
Tom Hamilton
Vince Herman

Photo Credit: Ken Spielman

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