Update: This concert has been postponed to 7 p.m. June 24.
With the livestream fundraising boom raising millions for COVID-19 relief efforts across the globe, it seemed only a matter of time before Seattle music’s heavy hitters pooled their collective muscle for a home-state rendition.
All In WA, a coalition of public officials, nonprofits and philanthropic organizations and business leaders, has announced a stacked virtual concert to raise money for relief work across the state.
The lineup includes Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews, Brandi Carlile, Macklemore, Ciara and Russell Wilson, Wilson’s Motown-loving coach Pete Carroll, Death Cab for Cutie’s lord of the livestream Ben Gibbard, Sir Mix-A-Lot, comedian Joel McHale, blue-eyed soul singer Allen Stone, Mary Lambert and blues-rockers The Black Tones, with others to be announced later.
The Amazon-backed concert will broadcast on Amazon Music’s Twitch channel and local NBC affiliates KING 5 and KONG at 7 p.m. June 10. A recording of the concert will be available on Amazon Prime after the initial airing.
All In WA has already raised $20 million of its $65 million goal, with the coalition’s advisory board determining how to distribute the funds, which will be given as grants to nonprofit groups across Washington.
The money will be put toward a variety of organizations from across the state that are listed on the All In WA website, including groups working on food security, youth homelessness and helping small businesses and undocumented workers. Donations can be made at allinwa.org.
The $20 million in commitments includes donations by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Microsoft Corporation, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, the Ballmer Group, Howard & Sheri Schultz, Nick & Leslie Hanauer, Jim and Jan Sinegal and the Perigee Fund, according to a statement from All in WA.
Additionally, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has pledged to match individual donations under $1 million to the group’s causes, up to $25 million total.
“Washington state was at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic, and our state will be at the forefront of a safe recovery,” Gov. Jay Inslee said in a news release. “All In WA is helping to fill the gaps in funding across the state to provide relief to those who are suffering and to lay the groundwork to restart our economy in a safe, supported and sensible way.”