STREAMING PROCEEDS TO ASSIST BOSTON COVID-19 RELIEF AID
R&B GROUP JAGGED EDGE ALSO SLATED TO PERFORM
(ATLANTA) – May 21, 2020 – Legendary trio Bell Biv DeVoe (BBD) has partnered with the country’s longest-running urban music festival, Funk Fest, to bring fans a live music experience like no other.
Aptly named, “The Garage Concert Series,” the series of live concerts is designed to be an organic “jam session” that strips away the bells and whistles and transports the performance experience back to its grassroots origins. The premiere of the Garage Concert Series will debut on Thursday, May 28th at 9 pm ET and headlined by R&B legends BBD and Jagged Edge. The Garage Concert Series is available exclusively on Funk Fest’s new streaming platform, Funk Fest TV (www.funkfesttv.com)
Proceeds from the moderately priced pay per view performance will go to the Laurel Ridge Rehabilitation Care Center in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts – who’s mission is to aid our seniors, the most vulnerable of our population, during this trying time.
As 2020 marks the 30-year celebration of BBD’s 1990 hit album, “Poison,” BBD members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe married The Garage Concert Series with their new community initiative, BBD Cares, to bring their fans together in a virtual arena while giving back to the community and supporting COVID-19 relief. “We’re proud to launch the Garage Concert Series and our BBD Cares effort to raise money and awareness during a time when our communities, our culture, and our society need healing,” said Bell. Bivins echoed, “The Garage Concert Series, which we conceptualized and named after other culture-shifting brands like Amazon and Microsoft that started in their garage, is our contribution to the global community.” “Our goal is to continue to spread the love, while raising money for those who are most in need,” continued DeVoe.
Funk Fest, the purveyor of urban music festivals for the past 19 years, who has also had to redirect their 2020 plans because of the Coronavirus, developed the Funk Fest TV platform as a vehicle to present fans live performances and concert footage while large gatherings are prohibited. “Funk Fest has built its brand on both live music performances and community. And while we may not be together in person, the spirit of unity that is always present during Funk Fest concerts will continue on. It is our joy to partner with the many artists who will lend their talents to this series and allow us to be a blessing to those in need.”
Social Media Handles
BBD – @officialbelbivdevoe
JAGGED EDGE – @official_je
FUNK FEST – @funkfestconcert (IG)
For more information on future line ups, visit www.funkfesttv.com.