With the heightened noise surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, artists are coming together to generate a new sound.
Music is one of the few strands of normalcy left these days.
People are turning to music to block out thoughts associated with the unfolding pandemic around them. Between a daily increase in cases and deaths, novel coronavirus updates seem almost inescapable.
For artists, their live shows were derailed and they must try to find alternative ways to reach and connect with their audiences.
On Saturday, April 4, seven Pennsylvanian artists are banding together to bring music and fundraising efforts to the public during this challenging time.
Through a pre-recorded concert that will get uploaded to YouTube and Facebook, Wes Ryce, Sarah Diamond, Lenny Martelli, Elly Cooke, Kayla Kroh, Grant Bryan, and Garrett Shultz will perform individual sets online to raise money for Camp Freedom in northeastern Pennsylvania.
The 1,800-acre property allows disabled veterans, first responders, and gold star families “to experience the outdoors in a safe and protected manner while giving them exposure to the life healing benefits of outdoor activities,” according to their website.
These specialized adventures are at no cost to the participants, and therefore Camp Freedom offers a variety of donation and sponsor opportunities.
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Elly Cooke, 21, has been playing guitar since she was 14 years old and she’s excited and honored about the opportunity to combine her passion with a good cause.
“I think it’s really cool how we’re able to come together,” she said.
With Governor Wolf’s recent stay-at-home order expanded to include the entire state of Pennsylvania, that means more time indoors. So, if you’re agonizing over 2020’s upended music festival season, any form of “live” music could avert your fears of missing out.
“Everyone should be able to experience the things and activities that we would normally take for granted,” said Shultz, a military veteran.
Every artist will post the video to their Facebook pages at 7 p.m. Saturday. And, viewers will be able to donate through the link provided with the video.
Jasmine Vaughn-Hall is a trends reporter in central Pennsylvania. She’s dishing out most-talked about topics, features, and taco fandom. Contact her at email@example.com, 717-495-1789 and follow her on Twitter @jvaughn411.
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