Who: Aloe Blacc, Matt Berninger, Young the Giant, Grouplove, Nathan Willet, David Sabastian, Phantom Planet, Milk Carton Kids, NoMBe, Beach Bunny, Bryan Greenberg, Leif Vollebekk, David Ryan Harris, Frank Turner, Jae-Mi, Bill Waves, Sierra Sellers, Giada De Laurentiis, Dave Burd aka Lil Dicky, S.P.Y. youth musicians Lena Adams, Yeya, Metamorphosis, Relly D, Kaliheir, Gabriel
What: Virtual benefit concert for Safe Place for Youth (S.P.Y.)
Where: Safe and Sound YouTube
When: Tuesday, May 19, free with advance RSVP (donations accepted), 8:00
Why: The mission of LA-based nonprofit organization Safe Place for Youth (S.P.Y.) “is to inspire, nurture, and empower the resilient human spirit of homeless youth by providing immediate and lasting solutions, one young person at a time.” It becomes even more critical in this time of coronavirus, so on May 19, an eclectic group of musicians will participate in Safe and Sound, a virtual benefit concert in which artists such as Matt Berninger, Young the Giant, Phantom Planet, Milk Carton Kids, and Frank Turner will perform from their homes. The event will be hosted by Dave Burd aka Lil Dicky, with Giada De Laurentiis taking over during intermission with a quarantine cooking demonstration. “We are excited about the Safe and Sound concert and all of the support we have received from the community and this amazing lineup of artists,” S.P.Y. founder and executive director Alison Hurst said in a statement. “Our team of dedicated professionals are on the frontline every day, working hard to provide safety to our young people. The funds and awareness raised during this concert will help us to carry out our commitment to our mission of ending youth homelessness, in our community and beyond.” The event is free with advance RSVP, but donations are encouraged.