Los Angeles, CA – September 7, 2023 – LL Cool J, Gretchen Rhodes Ft. Mick Fleetwood and Friends, Ziggy Marley, Lukas Nelson, Nathaniel Rateliff, Fred Armisen, Sarah McLachlan, Ryan Bingham, Stewart Copeland, Kai Lenny and more will join forces for #MauiStrong, a special livestream event on YouTube benefiting the Hawaiian Community Foundation #MauiStrong and MusiCares®. Produced by Rolling Live Studios and Licorice Pizza Records, in collaboration with Shiny Penny Productions, Riverstreet Productions, and YouTube Music, the 120-minute livestream will air on Ziggy Marley’s official YouTube Channel on September 8th, 2023, at 2PM HST / 5PM PST / 8PM EST. Set your reminders now and tune in here to watch: https://yt.be/mauistrong.
Hosted by KCRW’s Elvis Mitchell, along with Jimmy Jam, the livestream will feature eight unique segments blending art, music, and storytelling, including a Hawaiian Blessing with Lei‘Ohu Ryder, cultural presentations involving hula and mele, and a “Drums for Maui” segment led by Stewart Copeland of The Police, backed by local musicians from the island. The livestream will cast a spotlight on stories of local heroism and the rich history and challenges of Lahaina and the wider Maui community. Broadcast from both Maui and Sound City Studios in Los Angeles, the full list of talent confirmed to participate includes Benny Uyetake, Fred Armisen, Gretchen Rhodes, Kai Lenny, LL Cool J, Lukas Nelson, Matthew Pinfield, Mick Fleetwood, Nathaniel Rateliff, Ryan Bingham, Sarah McLachlan, Skunk Baxter, Slim Jim Phantom, Stewart Copeland, Uncle George Kahumoku Jr., and Ziggy Marley.
Funds raised will support two crucial causes: the Maui Strong Fund, which provides immediate and long-term recovery aid for the people and areas devastated by the Maui wildfires; this can be done directly on the livestream watch page by clicking the DONATE button. And MusiCares, a charity supporting the health and welfare of the music community through preventive, emergency, and recovery programs. Additional proceeds from the soundtrack inspired by this event will be delivered to #MauiStrongFund and MusiCares.
For more information or to donate to the Maui Strong Fund and/or MusiCares, please visit:
- Maui Strong Fund: https://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/strengthening/maui-strong-fund
- MusiCares: www.musicares.org
About Hawai‘i Community Foundation | The Maui Strong Fund:
The Maui Strong Fund is providing financial resources to support the immediate and long-term recovery needs for the people and places affected by the devastating Maui wildfires.
HCF is working in close collaboration with state and county leaders, nonprofit organizations, and community members to get an understanding of the quickly evolving priorities.
MusiCares helps the humans behind music because music gives so much to the world. Offering preventive, emergency, and recovery programs, MusiCares is a safety net supporting the health and welfare of the music community. Founded by the Recording Academy in 1989 as a U.S. based 501(c)(3) charity, MusiCares safeguards the well-being of all music people through direct financial grant programs, networks of support resources, and tailored crisis relief efforts. For more information please visit: www.musicares.org.