Announcing the REFILL 2020 Benefit Concert

Music News
06/30/2020
KEXP

REFILL is a community-driven live streamed benefit concert to help raise money for the Seattle Artist Relief Fund (SARF), a Black-led community response to help provide direct financial support to artists who have been affected by Covid-19.

With the global pandemic extending further into the future, artists from Seattle recognized a need for renewed focus and funding to support Seattle artists through SARF. In partnership with SARF, LANGSTON, and KEXP, a live streamed concert will be hosted on KEXP’s YouTube channel on Sunday, July 19th starting at 4PM. 

Donations will begin on the day of the announcement, Tuesday, June 30th at 9AM, and will continue through the event. An announcement video will be hosted on KEXP’s YouTube channel that includes a donation button allowing individuals, groups, or businesses to give 100% of their donations to the fund without any transaction fees.

The live stream will feature a lineup of 10 local Seattle artists, a live host, interactive segments, and giveaways. REFILL will feature performances by Brandon Marsallis & Talaya, Claudine Magbag, Perry Porter, Chong the Nomad, Ben Zaidi, Parisalexa, Sol, Left At London, Dave B, and Sango. The event will be hosted by KEXP DJ Eva Walker.

More information about the event can be found on REFILL’s website, www.refill.live.

The Seattle Artist Relief Fund is a Black-led community response that has partnered with LANGSTON, a non-profit cultivating Black Brilliance, to supply direct funding to artists who have been impacted by Covid-19.

The fund aims to support artists from communities that have been historically and systemically economically disadvantaged in the Seattle Area: BIPOC artists, transgender & nonbinary artists, and disabled artists - but the goal is to help artists from all backgrounds and walks of life.

More information about the fund can be found here. You can also donate through the video below.

Listen below to interviews with some of the events organizers and participants, include So You Want to Talk About Race author Ijeoma Oluo, Langston director Tim Lennon, rapper Sol, and KEXP DJs Gabriel Teodros and Eva Walker. 

 

 

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