Guitar Center Music Foundation Announces ‘Relief 4 Musicians’ Online Fundraiser Series for COVID-19 Relief

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The Guitar Center Music Foundation, the non-profit charity arm of Guitar Center, announced a new streaming event series geared around raising money to support musicians and music programs displaced or significantly negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

More details, via Music Connection:

Each event will feature a known artist who is passionate about music, music education and music therapy. The first event on June 23 will stream at 5:00 pm PST via Sheila E.’s Facebook page and will be moderated by drummer and keynote speaker Rob Shanahan.

The events will also include a question-and-answer session, performance, auction item signings and discussion on issues relevant to the music community. Additional events and artists including Joe Bonamassa, Russ Kunkel and Robbie Krieger, among others, will be announced as the series progresses.Viewers will be able to donate to the Relief 4 Musicians fund directly through Facebook, as each artist will initiate a donate button for each event. Additionally, text R4MSE20 to 44-321 and Give Lively will also provide fans the opportunity to make donations via smartphone. Prior to the event, fans can use the above info to make donations in advance of the events.

“During challenging times like these, we are all tested and must make decisions that have a positive impact on our community. Our decision to rally on behalf of musicians and music programs speaks to the very core of why our Foundation exists. Music is the universal language that binds us as a society. Helping musicians and music programs in need allows us to help music continue. Witnessing firsthand the support and commitment freely given by the wonderful artists involved in our Relief 4 Musicians events and giving of themselves on behalf of other musicians, is a testament to the importance of this effort,” said David Helfant, Chairman of the Board of the Guitar Center Foundation.

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