Georgia Comes Alive Raises $170,000, Reaches One Million Viewers

Georgia Comes Alive Raises over $170,000

Georgia Comes Alive featured over 50 artists and speakers for a virtual music festival on Saturday, December 26th. The festival accomplished a lot; it helped encourage voters to get to the polls and raised funds for organizations such as the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda and CivicGeorgia.

Live for Live Music and HeadCount came together to ensure that all of the artists were on board for the event. The companies pretaped material and handled the live feed.

Georgia Comes Alive
Courtesy of Georgia Comes Alive

Georgia Comes Alive press release said the highlights included; the debut of The Lame Ducks, a one-off supergroup project featuring Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), Jeff Chimenti (Dead & Company), and Jay Lane (Wolf Bros, Primus); collaborative sets including Phil Lesh & Friends and R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills with BIG Something; dance music sets by Diplo and Big Gigantic. Other highlights included a range of hit-making artists, Grammy winners, and cult favorites from across the musical spectrum.

Georgia Comes Alive events aired reached over one million viewers and raised over $170,000.

“[It] was a work of art encapsulating the year 2020 for live music that I believe will go down as a defining moment of this period,” shares the founder of Live For Live Music and the Comes Alive event series, Kunj Shah.

In addition to the live music during the broadcast, there were speakers to discuss the importance of having your voice heard, showing up to the polls, and voting. While Ari Fink, Sirius XM, hosted the event, featured speakers included Jake Sherman from {Politico, Helen Butler from Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda, Kevin Shanker Sinha from CivicGeorgias, and Andy Bernstein from Headcount, among others.

Miss the broadcast? Watch it on Demand below.

Revisit the entire stream here.

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