Tuesday , October 27 2020

Amazon sponsors a virtual concert for the COVID-19 relief with Pearl Jam, Macklemore and others

(Everything in Wa picture)

Update, June 4, 4:25 p.m. PT: All in Wa announced Thursday that it was moving a coronavirus relief virtual benefit concert to June 24 to honor events across the country after the police killed a black man in Minneapolis.

"We recognize the pain and injustice facing the black African American community and the need to honor ongoing marches, protests, and organizations," the organization said. “We also want to give our church space to focus on what's most important right now. Recognize and combat systemic racism and violence that dehumanize black people and families, and take steps to build a new reality. "

The concert was originally scheduled for June 10th.

Original story: A virtual benefit concert featuring some of the biggest names in music in Seattle will be held next month by Everything in Wa, a coalition of philanthropists, business people, and community leaders who want to help throughout the state of Washington during the coronavirus pandemic.

Amazon is donating $ 10 million to sponsor and produce the event, which includes acts such as Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews, Brandi Carlile, Macklemore, Sir Mix-A-Lot and Ciara.

The concert on June 24 will be streamed on Twitch channel from Amazon Music and on the All in Wa website from 7 p.m. PST. A recording of the concert will also be available on Prime Video after the live stream.

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, has agreed to personally collect individual donations of less than $ 1 million for all-in-WA purposes, up to a total of $ 25 million.

Learn more about how All in Wa critically supports workers and families most affected by the ongoing health crisis. A coalition called All in Seattle raised $ 27 million in March, which led to the nationwide movement.

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