Pearl Jam, Macklemore and Brandi Carlile perform at All in WA Covid-19 virtual concert, leave fans teary-eyed
All in WA is an organization that provides emergency support for residents in need from Washington State. Pearl Jam, Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, Brandi Carlile, Macklemore etc featured in the lineup
Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews, Brandi Carlile and Macklemore joined forces on Wednesday, June 24 on the live virtual concert special for All in WA to raise money for Covid-19 relief. All in WA is an organization that provides emergency support for residents in need from Washington State. Some of Seattle's best, Pearl Jam, Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, Brandi Carlile, and Macklemore were among the initial performers announced, as well as Dave Matthews, Ciara, Russell Wilson, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Allen Stone, Mary Lambert and the Black Tones. Last week, Bill Nye, Candice Wilson, Courteney Cox, the Head and the Heart, Jeffery Dean Morgan, Ken Griffey Jr., Rainn Wilson, Ryan Lewis, and more stars were added to the line-up for All in WA's concert.
Fans on Twitter were loving the performances and were touched by the message of the concert. "Thank-you! That was wonderful. New Spotify playlist complete," said a fan while another shared, "Just realized this is the first time I’ve seen any memorial for victims of covid and that’s really freaking sad. How have we become so desensitized as humans? Thank you, #AllinWA for reminding me there’s a story behind every case number." One fan said, "The #AllinWA story about the elderly husband and wife who both got #COVID19 and had to say goodbye to each other over video-chat brought me to tears. Stories like this are a reminder of why it's so very important for us all to wear masks every day." Another shared, "These producers have us in tears #allinWA. Thinking of all the immigrant essential workers risking their lives to sustain us."
Macklemore and his kids were a hit on Twitter as fans enjoyed a heartwarming father-daughter collab. "#AllinWA feeling grateful for being raised here in WA. So many amazing, smart, passionate, educated, compassionate people live here that care. Oh yeah and @macklemore
has some real cute kids," wrote and fan. Another said, "Wow @AllInWA2020. That was an amazing program! Incredible performers, with beautiful stories in between. Extremely well put together. Love that @macklemore performed with his daughter too. So sweet. Heading to donate now so Bezos can match! #AllinWA proud to be in this state."
The virtual concert kicked off at 10 pm ET/ 7 pm PT as was broadcast on Seattle's local NBC affiliates KING 5 and KONG, as well as via Amazon Music’s Twitch channel. It was originally set to air on June 10, but organizers rescheduled out of respect for the Black Lives Matter protests across the globe. “We recognize the pain and injustice the Black and African American community is facing, once again, and the need to honor the ongoing marches, protests, and organizing,” the organizers said in a press release.