The Salt Lake City Arts Council and S&S Presents are happy to announce the Twilight Concert Series fundraiser and virtual benefit concert, Light Up Locals. The goal is to provide $500 emergency support relief funds to qualified musicians in Salt Lake City who have been impacted due to COVID-19. The fundraiser will launch on Monday, August 24 through Friday, September 25 via 24tix.com. The digital concert will be aired to donors at twilightconcerts.com and feature four local artists including Lord Vox, The National Parks, Marqueza, and Joshy Soul. Tickets to the digital concert will begin at the same affordable Twilight Concert price of $10. Donation package options will be available and include Twilight products and gift certificates to local restaurants to complete the Twilight experience.
A promotional video featuring participating artists and Twilight Concert Series organizers will be aired Monday, August 24 promoting the kick-off the Light Up Locals fundraising effort.
For over 30 years the Twilight Concert Series has supported the local music community and helped establish the Downtown Salt Lake City area into a vibrant, engaging place to live, work, and play. The arts and culture sector has been heavily impacted due to COVID-19 with 95% of artists reporting income loss and two out of three artists unemployed according to Americans for the Arts.
“A critical part of the music industry is festivals and venues. We know that these have been among the first to close and the last to re-open. The Twilight Concert Series has been incredibly challenging to postpone because these gatherings provide a space to connect with our friends and neighbors, but we are looking forward to coming together to Light up Locals! We know with the help of our incredible Twilight community we can lift each other up and help to stabilize artists that have yet to get back to work,” says Executive Director of the Salt Lake City Arts Council, Felicia Baca.
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For more information on the Twilight Concert Series fundraiser and benefit concert visit twilightconcerts.com, 24tix.com or to stay updated on the latest Twilight news by following our social pages @slctwilight.