MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Music's biggest names in pop, R&B, country, Latin, indie, Gospel and more will unite to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®️ for a virtual festival called Music Gives: Together #forStJude, on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m. ET. The livestream will have all the makings of a summertime celebration – great music, delicious food and special edition souvenirs – with content across six stages to help raise awareness and support for the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.®
In addition to music spanning multiple genres, the concert will include intermissions with culinary content from some of America's most recognized chefs to make at home and enjoy during the festivities. Viewers can tune in and watch on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and TikTok with additional announcements on Twitter.
The event will feature performances and special appearances by ABIR, AJ Rafael, Anthony Brown, Anthony Hamilton, Bobby Bones, Brad Paisley, Brett Eldredge, Cathy and Patrick Warburton, Cash Cash, CeCe Winans, Chef Lorena Garcia, Chef John Mitzewich, Chef Seamus Mullen, Chef Yisus, Coco Quinn, Darius Rucker, Drew Holcomb, For King & Country, Hot Chelle Rae, Jason Mraz, John McLaughlin, JD McCrary, Johnnyswimm, Jon Secada, Keith Urban, Kirk Franklin, La Energia Norteña, Lady A, Luis Fonsi, MAJOR., Mali Music, MercyMe, Natalia Jimenez, Randy Owen with ALABAMA, Pepa (Sandra Denton), Seal, Skillet, Tim McGraw, Third Eye Blind, Tye Tribbett and Us the Duo. The event will be hosted by Zach Sang, Montell Jordan, Frank Kramer, Omar Velasco and Argelia Atilano, former St. Jude patients Lindsey and Joel Alsup and CMT's Cody and Marley. Lineup additions will be announced on @StJude social media channels.
"Summertime often brings people together for a favorite pastime: music festivals. During this time of social distancing, the incredible ambassadors and celebrity friends of St. Jude are ensuring that our summer does not go by without one, and leveraging their talent to make a huge difference for the children of the world," said Richard C. Shadyac, Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "At St. Jude, we are reminded that when we all come together to give for those who need it most, we can make a significant difference, which is why I hope you'll join us for Music Gives: Together #forStJude on August 13 – six hours total of incredible content and artists. Most importantly, giving through events like this when the world is so disrupted enables us to continue to ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live."
To purchase limited edition event merchandise, visit Design by Humans at dbh.la/stjudetogether. To learn more about the event, visit stjude.org/musictogether, join the waiting room at youtube.com/stjude, and follow @StJude social media channels for real-time updates about star talent added to the lineup. This event is powered by First Tube Media, an always-on live content platform designed to deliver premium video content and must-watch live cultural moments in a safe setting.
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.
SOURCE ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital