These online events will be free with an opportunity for viewers to make donations during each event as well as bid on collectible artist-signed items. Throughout the series, 100 percent of the funds donated will go to support musicians in need and struggling music education and music therapy programs. Additionally, funds raised through donations and auction items will help these programs with the much-needed funding for musical instruments and gear, remote learning capabilities, scholarships and more.
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.
Additionally, auction items available for bidding will include an LP percussion drum set that Sheila E. will be playing and will sign during the event, a Cordoba 55SCE Negra classical guitar signed by all of the members of the Gipsy Kings, and much more. BetterWorld will host the auctions. Each auction will close before the next event launches.
Any musicians in need may apply for relief funds generated from this program by applying via the Relief 4 Musicians Grant application, which will be activated via a link posted during each event. Funds raised by the Guitar Center Music Foundation during this event will be available to any working musician as long as funds are available, who may be struggling to maintain their livelihood due to loss of income as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
For more information about this event or the Guitar Center Music Foundation, visit www.guitarcenterfoundation.org