Following the destruction that Hurricane Sandy inflicted on the East Coast, tons of musicians both major and up-and-coming have hosted benefit concerts to help those still recovering from the aftereffects of the super storm. For those of you unable to attend said concerts due to distance or time, take heart — online concert platform StageIt has you covered.
StageIt — which was launched at SXSW in 2011 (by Evan Lowenstein of early ’00s pop duo Evan and Jaron!) — allows bands to earn money by streaming shows live online. Now, it’s hoping to give back by putting together a series of shows, the proceeds of which will go to Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts.
Check out StageIt’s lineup below. The shows kick off on Thursday, November 15.
11/15, 5:30pm EST/2:30pm PST Gavin DeGraw
Come hang out, ask questions and request songs with Gavin in this live, stripped-down acoustic show. Proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross. The top five tippers from this show will be sent signed copies of DeGraw’s new CD and DVD, SWEETER LIVE, out December 4th.
11/15, 6:00pm EST/3:00pm PST Phillip Phillips
In his first live performance since winning the 11th season of American Idol, Phillips will perform from PS22 on Staten Island, where he’ll be joined by the PS22 Chorus. All proceeds will go to The Siller Foundation and The Red Cross.
11/15, 7:00pm EST/4:00pm PST Teddy Geiger
Geiger’s performance will benefit the Red Cross.
11/21, 8:00pm EST/5:00pm PST Carly Simon, Ben Taylor, Sally Taylor
Iconic singer-songwriter artist Carly Simon performs live from her living room along with her children, Ben Taylor and Sally Taylor. Fans are invited to request songs and ask questions. A portion of the tips will be donated to the Red Cross for victims of Hurricane Sandy. The top five tippers will be sent signed CDs by Carly, Sally and Ben.
11/23, 9:00pm EST/6:00pm PST Mike Viola
All proceeds from Viola’s set will go to the American Red Cross in support of victims of Hurricane Sandy.
11/25, 3:00pm EST/12:00pm PST Tyler Hilton
Help Tyler celebrate his birthday with this Stageit set, which raises funds for T.H. Books For Kids’s efforts to aid institutions affected by Hurricane Sandy. T.H. Books For Kids is a non-profit that Hilton founded that provides books to children who might not otherwise have access to a wide variety of appropriate reading material. All proceeds will go to children in the Northeast.
11/28, 8:00pm EST/5:00pm PST Ingrid Michaelson
Michaelson will perform live from her living room, entertaining requests and questions. Her performance will raise funds for the Red Cross.
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