Amazon-hosted all-star Washington state COVID-19 concert raises big bucks

More than $45 million pledged to All In WA Fund

An impressive group of artists, performers and creators participated in All In WA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief, a 75-minute virtual concert last night (Wed, June 24th) in support of Washington State’s recently launched All In WA COVID-19 relief fund. The extensive lineup of entertainers included Dave Matthews, Macklemore, Pearl Jam, Brandi Carlile, Ciara, Allen Stone, Ben Gibbard, The Black Tones, Joel McHale, Mary Lambert, Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Bill Nye, Candice Wilson, Chad Charlie, Courteney Cox, Dove Cameron, Edouardo Jordan, The Head and the Heart, Jeffery Dean Morgan, Jessica Dobson, Prometheus Brown, Joshua Karp, Ken Griffey Jr., Mark Diamond, Mimi Jung, Nancy Wilson, Noah Gundersen, Rainn Wilson, Ryan Lewis, Sleater-Kinney, and Travis Thompson.

Presented by Amazon and produced by Anonymous Content and Done + Dusted, the All In WA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief was streamed on Amazon Music’s Twitch channel and through www.AllInWA.org. It aired statewide on six broadcast and cable networks and is now available for streaming on Prime Video.

Launched on May 27th by nonprofits, community leaders, businesses, and philanthropies across Washington state, All In WA is a coordinated, statewide relief effort that will support workers and families who have been acutely affected by the COVID-19 crisis. To date, the unprecedented giving effort has pledged more than $45 million toward a $65 million long term goal.

As part of the fundraising effort, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is matching individual donations under $1 million to All In WA causes, up to a total of $25 million. Additionally, an alliance of black women leaders announced the launch of the Black Future Co-op Fund, a first-of-its-kind fund to support the black community in Washington state. With $2.5 million in committed donations, which are eligible for the match, the Black Future Co-op Fund aims to respond to the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 due to overwhelming system failure and structural racism. Housed at Seattle Foundation, the Fund will invest in housing, health, education and more across the Black community in Washington state.

Presenting Sponsor of All In WA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief, Amazon, has donated more than $10 million in cash and in-kind benefits. Microsoft, a Community Leadership Sponsor, has donated $2.5 million in cash directly to the relief funds. Additional Sponsors include Laird Norton Family Enterprise, Seattle Genetics, Puget Sound Energy, Avista, Madrona Venture Group, Premera Blue Cross, Russell Investments, Nordstrom, and Zillow Group.

All In WA is being managed by a powerful and diverse network of leaders and community foundations across the state.

All In WA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief is executive produced by a team led by Washingtonians Jason Koenig and Jenny Koenig, Anonymous Content’s Bedonna Smith and Nina Soriano and David Jammy, Melanie Fletcher and Nikki Varhely Gillingham for Done + Dusted.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.