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Queen City Quarantine Concert helping musicans and non-profits

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Posted at 7:34 AM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 12:04:25-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Mark your calendars, there's an event to look forward to Saturday night at 7. The Queen City Quarantine Concert will have 12 musicians showing their talents, and 12 non-profits will be benefiting from a night of local music.

"Musicians play a really important role in helping us cope with all of this," Kevin Heffernan, managing director of Rise Collaborative said. "During this we are looking for good news, and a lot of that news is fueled by our region's non-profits."

Heffernan teamed up with Emily Perryman from Unite by Night to create this virtual concert. To support musicians and non-profits there will be Venmo accounts as virtual tip jars for musicians and links to PayPals so you can donate directly to non-profits.

"It's all going to look like a VH1 pop-up video," Heffernan said.

There will be a few Buffalo celebrities joining in on the event, Buffalo Beauts and Sabres players (and our very own Katie Morse and Ed Drantch) will announce the different bands.

To stream the concert, click here. You can find the show on all of Rise Collaborative and Unite by Night social pages as well. The concert will be posted so if you miss it Saturday night, you can watch it anytime online.

Musicians participating:
Kerry Fey
Zak Ward Buffalo
GRITS (Jaz Frazier)
Beats Anonymous (Brennon Hall)
Humble Braggers
Little cake (Ana Vafai)
Liminal Space Ensemble
Nicholas Deux
Davey O
Brother James
Joe Bellanti Music
Dave Bienik

Celebrity lineup:
Jeff Skinner (Buffalo Sabres)
Nick Mendola (NBC Sports)
Caralyn Mirand Koch
Dottie Gallagher
Carter Hutton (Buffalo Sabres)
Seamus Gallivan (SlowRoll Buffalo)
Melissa Homes- WGRZ
Katie Morse- WKBW
Ed Drantch- WKBW
Ashley Birdsall (Buffalo Beauts)
Drew Cerza (WING KING!)
Keith Buckley (Everytime I Die)


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