For the Love of Live Music: Quarantine Comes Alive
May 20 2020

For the Love of Live Music: Quarantine Comes Alive

By: Kim Ranjbar

On Saturday, May 30th, New York music media and production company Live For Live Music, in partnership with Nugs.TV and PLUS1, will present Quarantine Comes Alive, a one-day virtual music festival. Featuring over 60 artists, the donation-based event will split proceeds between all the participating artists and the PLUS1 COVID-19 Relief Fund. Modeled after successful one-day music marathons Brooklyn Comes Alive and Denver Comes Alive, this online event was founded to support and celebrate musicians, treat fans to an all-day couch festival and provide much-needed relief during these difficult times.

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An organization dedicated to "drive social change and and catalyze cultural momentum toward equity, dignity and access for all," PLUS1's COVID-19 Relief Fund seeks to aid musicians who are the most affected by the pandemic and works directly with non-profit organizations like Sweet Relief, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, World Central Kitchen, MusiCares and Partners in Health.

The musicians performing at Quarantine Comes Alive represent a wide swath of genres, from bluegrass and indie rock to EDM, funk and soul. Artists include Circles Around The Sun, Arlo McKinley, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Jon Cleary, Lettuce, Greensky Bluegrass, Ivan Neville, SPAGA, Nigel Hall, The Nth Power, George Porter Jr. and many more.

Audio entertainment executive Ari Fink, known for curating SiriusXM's Pearl Jam Radio, Phish Radio and Dave Matthews Band Radio, is hosting the virtual event which will also include set-break interviews with musicians from the event's lineup and Quarantine Comes Alive's non-profit partners. Additionally, alongside the main Quarantine Comes Alive stream, the festival will be hosting Zoom dance parties all day long.

Visit QuarantineComesAlive.com for more information and to make your donation (of any size) to receive an email with a link to stream the event on the day of the show.

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