Update: The COVID-19 relief concert “All in WA“, which was originally scheduled for June 10, has been rescheduled to June 24. See the statement below.
“With the events that have taken place over the past several days, built on generations of trauma and violence, the organizers of All In WA have decided to reschedule All In WA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief to Wednesday, June 24.
We recognize the pain and injustice the Black and African American community is facing, once again, and the need to honor the ongoing marches, protests, and organizing. We also want to give space for our community to focus on what matters most at the moment; acknowledging and addressing systemic racism and violence that dehumanizes Black people and families, and taking steps to build to a new reality. We recognize that for many in our community and country, this grief and trauma are nothing new, and the effects are compounding.”
An all-star roster of great Northwest stars including Pearl Jam, Mackelmore, Brandi Carlile and Death Cab For Cutie‘s Ben Gibbard will team up for the COVID-19 relief concert “All in WA” on June 10. The fundraiser for impacted workers and families across the state will take place on presenting sponsor Amazon Music’s Twitch channel as well as local NBC affiliates KING 5 and KONG at 7 p.m., with a recording of the show dropping on Amazon Prime after the initial airing, according to the Seattle Times.
Other artists slated to appear include Dave Matthews, Ciara and Russell Wilson, Sir-Mix-A-Lot, Allen Stone, Mary Lambert, The Black Tones, comedian Joel McHale and Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. The Times reports that All in WA has already raised $20 million of its $65 million goal, with plans to distribute the funds to nonprofit groups across the state.