Love You Madly Announces Full Lineup For Streaming Event for Santa Cruz Fire Recovery, Adding Steve Earle, The California Honeydrops, John Doe, Y&T, Pete Sears, Con Brio, Andrew St. James, Wolf Jett, James Durban, Good Riddance and dozens more for 2-1/2 Hour Extravaganza
Santa Cruz, CA 11/29/20. For Immediate Release.
The full artist line-up has been revealed for Love You Madly – A Stream For Santa Cruz Fire Relief, the December 5, 2020 streaming event for Santa Cruz’s recovery from the CZU Lightning Complex Fires. Fans can tune in at 7pm PT/10pm ET to Nugs.TV or SantaCruzFireRelief.org for a 2-1/2 hour stream of music and personal messages from musical luminaries including Steve Earle, Boz Scaggs & Bonnie Raitt, Sammy Hagar, Kevin Cronin, Joe Satriani, Los Lobos, Colin Hay, and more.
Complete Artist Lineup:
Bonnie Raitt & Boz Scaggs
Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon)
The String Cheese Incident
The California Honeydrops
John Doe (X)
Darby Gould & Friends
Wolf Jett w/ the T Sisters
Andrew St. James
Goodnight Texas feat. Tim Marcus
The event is being emceed by acclaimed journalist Ben Fong-Torres, radio personality Bonnie Simmons, and Santa Cruz journalist Wallace Baine. Also included will be original artwork, moving photography, and examples of how funds have already been put into action to help families.
ONLINE AUCTION TO LAUNCH TUESDAY DEC 8, LETTING FANS BID ON GUITARS AUTOGRAPHED BY SAMMY HAGAR (Gibson Les Paul Studio Tribute) and JOE SATRIANI (Ibanez JS240). Love You Madly original art T-shirts also available at https://www.bonfire.com/love-you-madly-santa-cruz-fire-relief/
Santa Cruz County has been deeply impacted by the CZU Lightning Complex Fire, a historic wildfire resulting in the evacuation of 77,000 people, covering over 80,000 acres, and destroying over 900 structures. Thanks to heroic work by firefighters local and from afar, these wildfires – the most destructive in Santa Cruz County history – are now contained. The community now shifts focus to the overwhelming task of recovery and rebuilding, which is estimated to take over a decade.
100% of all donations raised will go directly to the Fire Response Fund managed by partner organization Community Foundation Santa Cruz County (CFSCC). CFSCC has already granted over $600,000 from the fund, strategically distributed where they are most needed, and will continue throughout the entire recovery process. Those inspired to donate to the fund before the stream can do so at http://cfscc.org/loveyoumadly
Since Love You Madly launched its weekly campaign in September, performances from over fifty artists have been shared to raise awareness and funds. “This streaming event continues that work, kicking it up a notch with incredible music from a new collection of artists with hearts as big as their talent,” said Love You Madly producer Jon Luini. “We recognize the arts as a critical tool to supporting those impacted by the fires and all of this music is just one representation of the outpouring of love and support for our community. It’s really incredible to see these artists take time to share personal messages along with their music. It helps to lift spirits, raise funds that go directly into helping the long road to recovery, but especially makes for a great virtual concert to enjoy!”
“Santa Cruz County has been a haven and inspiration for musicians, artists, poets, and storytellers for generations,” shared CFSCC CEO Susan True. “Their creativity is as much a part of our home as the redwoods, ocean, and strawberry fields. Now, through music and art, they are giving voice to our loss, but also our strength and resilience, as we rebuild and heal from the CZU fires, together. We are grateful to all of the artists that are contributing their hearts and art to this fundraiser, and to the community of listeners who are giving so generously.”
Original Love You Madly artwork is also available on a t-shirt, sweatshirt, hoodie at https://www.bonfire.com/love-you-madly-santa-cruz-fire-relief/, 100% of proceeds directed to the Fire Response Fund.