DENVER – The Lumineers, Nathaniel Rateliff and OneRepublic are among the Colorado-based bands hosting the “Colorado Gives Back” streaming event Friday afternoon that will include musical performances and appearances from top Colorado athletes to raise money for Colorado restaurant workers and the music community.
The event will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. MT Friday on The Lumineers YouTube channel.
There will be three stages featuring music, sports stars, food and wine and other special guests. While the live stream is ongoing, people will be encouraged to donate money that will be directed to the Colorado Restaurant Association and the Recording Academy’s MusiCares program, which has partnered with Spotify to raise money for musicians across the country.
KBCO’s Bret Saunders and eTown’s Nick Forster will host the event.
“In addition to raising money for Colorado restaurant workers, we as Colorado musicians wanted to raise money to not only support our local crew that we tour the world with, but also all the folks in the music business as a whole - from the venue workers to fellow musicians,” The Lumineers’ Wesley Schultz said. “MusiCares once saved us when we were robbed in 2011 by helping us buy back our stolen instruments when we were an unknown band. So anyone from a sound guy who needs dental work to a stagehand that needs a medical procedure - this fund is for the people that make up the music business and are in need of financial help. We hope that this can help those that are struggling to get by to see the other side of this - when the touring starts up again and the crews and venue workers, the lifeblood of the music business, finally can get back to work.”
The following people are expected to make appearances:
Red Rocks Stage
The Lumineers, OneRepublic, Jewel, Nathaniel Rateliff, Trevor Hall, Todd Park Mohr (Big Head Todd and the Monsters), Bill Nershi and Kyle Hollingsworth (The String Cheese Incident), Daniel Rodriguez
Mile High Stage
Peyton Manning, Von Miller, Nolan Arenado, Charlie Blackmon, Jamal Murray, Mikaela Shiffrin, Emma Coburn, Gabriel Landeskog, Dillon Ward, Kei Kamara
Denver Food and Wine Stage
Bobby Stuckey (Frasca), Jennifer Jasinski (Rioja), Alon Shaya (Safta), Carrie Baird (Rose’s)
Former Gov. John Hickenlooper and current Gov. Jared Polis
State of Colorado, VISIT DENVER, Visible, Toyota, Lyft, Odell Brewing Co., Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Triumph Motorcycles, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, KBCO, Spotify, eTown, AEG Rocky Mountain