Justice Comes Alive Announces Donation-Based Virtual Festival to Benefit Plus1 for Black Lives Fund
Live For Live Music is joining forces with Nugs.TV, PLUS1 for Black Lives Fund and more than 50 artists for a one-day, monster marathon of a virtual festival and fundraiser that seeks to change the game in the fight against racial inequality through the power of music and collective action. Justice Comes Alive will take place Sunday, June 28 beginning at 12 p.m. EDT across multiple platforms and feature performances by BANDEMIC (John Scofield, John Medeski, Billy Martin, & Jesse Murphy), Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band, Stanley Jordan, Antibalas, Umphrey’s McGee, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Corey Henry, Tank and The Bangas, Lettuce, David Shaw, Dumpstaphunk, Galactic, Nahko, The Soul Rebels, TAUK, Turkuaz, and many more.
Co-hosts Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power), Nigel Hall (Lettuce), James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), Robert Sput Searight (Ghost-Note), and Sirius XM’s Ari Fink will lead conversations with world-renowned musicians about how to address and eliminate racial inequality. Featured speakers such as Terence Blanchard, Oteil Burbridge, Christian McBride, Karl Denson, Patrice Rushen, George Porter Jr., and Ivan Neville will be sharing their thoughts on the most pressing issues of the day.
Donations from the event will benefit the participating artists who remain out of work due to COVID-19 along with PLUS1 For Black Lives Fund. The fund is committed to addressing the legacy of slavery, combating white supremacy, and dismantling systemic oppression by advocating for the change needed to produce equality and freedom through organizations like Equal Justice Initiative, Impact Justice, and The Bail Project. Plus1 commits 30% of its funds to small grants for Black and indigenous-led grassroots organizations combatting racism. HeadCount is also on board as a participating partner to increase voter participation.
Fans can access the event by going to the Justice Comes Alive website and making a donation in any amount. Participants will receive a link to the stream the morning of the event. For more information, click on the links below.