1 May, 2020Print
‘Under One Roof’ Benefit Concert Raises $50,000 for North Carolina Artists
Raleigh, N.C. (April 29, 2020) – Presented by Come Hear NC, “Under One Roof,” a three-day, three-hour virtual music festival, raised $50,000 to support artists across North Carolina whose work has been disrupted by COVID-19.
The benefit concert which featured virtual performances, interviews, and messages from North Carolina musicians had over 150,000 views during the stream. All proceeds from ‘Under One Roof’ will be distributed to artist relief efforts.
Musicians who donated their talent and time included Anthony Hamilton, 9th Wonder, Ben Folds, Fantasia, The Hamiltones, Petey Pablo, Tift Merritt, Jim Lauderdale, Steep Canyon Rangers, Brooke Simpson, Chatham County Line, Joe Troop of Che Apalache, and The Harvey Cummings Project. Additionally, videos created by the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Markay Media in Durham chronicled the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of artists in our state and Scott Avett and Rhiannon Giddons shared their NC PSA’s.
“Under One Roof was a creative, innovative statement on how artists come to the fore in the face of adversity,” said Wayne Martin, Executive Director of the North Carolina Arts Council. “And the high level of viewer donations demonstrate how strongly North Carolinians feel about our artists. We always turn to artists for inspiration and solace during hard times, but we will also show up to support them in a crisis. Our citizens know that the arts and artists are key to our cultural identity here in North Carolina, as well as vital to our economy.”
‘Under One Roof’ was produced by the Charlotte-based entertainment publication CLTure in collaboration with ComeHearNC, an initiative from the North Carolina Arts Council and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The North Carolina Arts Foundation, a nonprofit that raises funds from the private sector to support the work of the North Carolina Arts Council, is receiving and dispersing donations.
Under One Roof: A Benefit for North Carolina Artists is the latest project from Come Hear NC. Come Hear NC’s mission is to support the state’s arts community and celebrate its diverse musical traditions. Learn more about Come Hear NC here: www.ComeHearNC.com.