4/10: ‘Set Break,’ a Live Stream Fundraiser for Mental Health in the Music Scene


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On April 10, Backline — a nonprofit organization that works to connect music industry professionals and their families with mental health and wellness resources — will host Set Break, a fundraising live stream concert event with an impressive array of talent.

The show will stream exclusively on Twitch via The Relix Channel, and will feature performances from Alanis Morissette, Leon Bridges, Dawes, Black Pumas, Sara Bareilles, Bob Weir & Wolf Bros, Ben Folds, Oteil Burbridge, Los Lobos, Michael Franti, K. Flay, Galactic, American Authors, Larkin Poe, Deer Tick, DJ Millie, with “special appearances” coming from Portugal. the Man, K. Flay, Miguel Chen, Marc Brownstein, Tour Research Health Initiative, and Black Mental Health Alliance, as well as “Immersive Wellness Experiences” from Breathwrk, The Big Quiet, The Meditation Studio by Muse, Wanderlust and more.

“Set Break will demonstrate the music industry’s resilience, more than a year after the pandemic devastated our livelihoods,” said Backline’s Executive Director Hilary Gleason in a statement. “Backline has provided a safe place to land for industry workers during this time, and the event will bring together fans, artists, and organizations who all believe in the cause and want to create a safer and more supported environment for music to thrive.”

As for the fundraising angle of this presentation:

Set Break is a free event, but there will be many opportunities to donate and support the mental health of the music industry. In addition to benefiting Backline, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Crew Nation, Live Nation’s global relief fund for live music crews, and Sweet Relief’s Mental Health Fund, which provides financial assistance to music industry workers seeking therapy and other forms of mental health care, who may otherwise be struggling to make ends meet. Fans can even turn their physical activity into charitable donations by signing up for wellness app Sweatcoin anytime before the event.


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