A traditional 4th of July holiday weekend is filled with food, fireworks, and music. And even though much of the country is still shut down due to the pandemic, music will still play a large part in the celebrations.
This year, many of rock’s top artists are coming together on Friday, July 3, to help kick off the holiday weekend with Rock for Relief, a virtual benefit to help raise money and awareness for Feeding America. Presented by United Stations Media Network and Storic Media Podcast Network, the online show is hosted by Lou Brutus and Riki Rachtman, with interviews conducted by Alice Cooper and guitar great Joe Satriani. The show premiers at 8pm ET, and replays at 11pm ET, on Rock for Relief’s website.
Among the acts performing are Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge, Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger of Halestorm, Gavin Rossdale of Bush, George Thorogood, Filter, and many more.
Watch a live music video for “Break In” by Lzzy Hale featuring Amy Lee on YouTube:
Donations to Feeding America can be made through the Rock for Relief website. Over 40 million people nationwide are served each year through Feeding America, and every dollar donated helps secure and distribute ten meals to people facing hunger in the United States.
“We are so pleased to put on “Rock for Relief” in order to give back to our fellow Americans during such a tumultuous time,” said Storic Director, Kristin Verbitsky. “I want to thank the incredible talent who graciously donated their time to make this happen. I know that music lovers are missing live concerts, myself included, and I’m hoping we can fill that void just a little bit this July 4th weekend and raise funds for Feeding America.”
This holiday weekend, before brews and bbq’s are in full swing, listen to some great rock music, and if able, help out those who won’t have the opportunity to enjoy a grill full of food.