Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Alice Cooper and Joan Jett to join Cleveland Rocks pandemic relief benefit

Alice Cooper and Joan Jett are just two of the artists set to appear on a benefit broadcast special in support of pandemic relief efforts in Cleveland, OH on April 15.

Airing on Fox8 TV at 7 pm local time, the one-hour “Cleveland Rocks: From Our Living Rooms” will highlight musical artists performing from their homes to help raise money for the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, which to date has awarded more than $1.68 million to 21 nonprofit organizations and groups serving Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties.

In addition to the pair of Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers, other perfomers will include Jason Mraz, Ben Folds with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, Cleveland’s Own Michael Stanley, Eric Nolan of the O’Jay’s, Maddie Finn and several other local favorites.

The Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund is designed to complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity among frontline nonprofit organizations in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties to address all aspects of the outbreak in Northeast Ohio as efficiently as possible.

The partners plan to continue to make grants once a week through June, with the potential to extend grant opportunities as needed and as additional funding resources become available through new partners joining the effort.

There will be a $50K match from members of the fund for viewer donations during the show.

To give your support to the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, visit clevelandfoundation.org.

Cooper recently postponed a spring series of North American dates during the global health crisis.

“While our management is working to reschedule the postponed shows, I’m going to finish work on my next album, which is nearly done,” says Cooper. “At least now I won’t be squeezing in vocal recording sessions on days off, between shows. I don’t like a lot of time off, as anyone who sees my schedule already knows, but a little extra time at home can be re-energizing.”
See also:

Alice Cooper to launch Vintage Vault podcast
Alice Cooper updates new album status
Alice Cooper postpones spring tour
Alice Cooper expands US summer tour
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