SMASH, Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable Healthcare, announces their incredible full lineup for Songs of Hope:
A Virtual Night of Music to Support Medical, Dental & Mental Health Services for Local Musicians.
This engaging event will feature performances by nine pairings of Seattle musicians, with accompanying video work by All is Well. Black Fret Executive Director Ben London (producer of past SMASH benefits) is supporting artist curation and outreach.
Dave Matthews w/Tomo Nakayama
Mike McCready of Pearl Jam w/The Black Tones
Chong the Nomad w/Caspar Babypants
The Head and the Heart, Allen Stone & Whitney Mongé
Duff McKagan w/Shaina Shepherd
Ayron Jones, Cameron Lavi-Jones & Lupe Flores
Naked Giants w/Mirrorgloss and DJ LBSTER de la HOYA
Stephanie Anne Johnson w/The Copper Trees
Adra Boo w/Nikhil Bagga and the SMASH House Band
Amazon Music has teamed up with SMASH as global broadcast sponsor for Songs of Hope. With their generous support, Songs of Hope will be viewable on Amazon Music's Twitch Channel and Facebook page on November 22, at 4pm PST.
SMASH supports musicians in our region by prioritizing their health and their lives by providing access to free and low-cost medical, dental, and mental health services.
When the pandemic hit in March, SMASH immediately responded to the crisis by launching additional services for the music community, including funding mental health therapy. Musicians need help more than ever and SMASH is working hard to keep up with the demand.
In past years SMASH has relied on in-person events to support organizational fundraising. COVID-19 has forced to pivot in order to keep funding these crucial services during the pandemic. In order to do that, the annual fundraising event will be online for 2020.
Songs of Hope aims to lift the spirits of our region and provide some much-needed joy as we head into this truly uncharted winter and holiday season, raising money to continue helping our region's musicians.
Musicians that have had the privilege to succeed in the music industry will lift up the voices and talent of our local BIPOC community by creating unique collaborations for the show and sharing the spotlight. For example, Dave Matthews is partnering up with Tomo Nakayama and The Black Tones are collaborating Mike McCready of Pearl Jam.
Event broadcast date: Sunday, November 22 4pm PST, with an online auction launching prior. Info and Tickets Here.