Artistes to Pay Tribute to Amy Winehouse at Three-Hour Event on 23 July
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Industry Watch | July 21, 2021 | News
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MusiCares Foundation, a non-profit organization of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (USA), and the Amy Winehouse Foundation, have collaborated to curate a three-hour event to pay singer Amy Winehouse a tribute on her 10th death anniversary.
The event titled ‘Back To Amy,' will be streamed live on 23 July 2021 and will feature a line up of established and emerging artistes.
The event will take place at City Winery Nashville. It will feature performances from the venue, recordings from around the globe and spoken-word dispatches from other musicians.
Chris Daughtry, Ana Cristina, John Carter Cash, Joshua Henry, Zola Courtney, Hounds, Young Summer, Cailin Russo, Sweet Lizzy Project, Riley Clemmons and Raja Kumari are among those slated to perform.
Performing artistes will share messages promoting positive mental health as part of the tribute. The celebrated singer died of alcohol poisoning at the age of 27. The Amy Winehouse Foundation that works with young people to build their self-esteem and resilience, was set up by her family in 2011.
The livestream will be presented by Mandolin, City Winery and Qello Concerts by Stingray. Proceeds from the event will be split between The MusiCares Foundation and the Amy Winehouse Foundation to support mental health awareness.
Raja Kumari said, “I am so honoured to be supporting mental health awareness at Back To Amy with MusiCares and the Amy Winehouse Foundation. This is a topic that is really important to me. I’ve been in therapy for the last year and it’s thoroughly changed my life. I try to talk about it as much as I can because it’s kind of taboo in my culture and people don’t want to get help when they really need it. As musicians especially in the last two years I think our mental health has come to the forefront. Join me in supporting this important cause as we celebrate art, music, empowerment, and Amy's legacy.”
Flim and TV Producer Gabriel Gornell said, “Amy’s fan base is so passionate; they’re still wanting a connection and I couldn’t be more excited than to present them with this celebration. I’m extremely grateful to each of the performers who lend their unique touch, worthy of this celebration of Amy’s legacy. I’m equally proud that this benefit celebrates inclusivity and diversity and this is a live stream with purpose.”
Charles Moriarty, Exhibit Creative Director, added, “Back to Amy is such a great opportunity to showcase some incredible talent from both sides of the Atlantic. There was a time when Amy spent weeks in the back of cars going radio station to station slowly sharing her voice with the country. Now with new technology we can take that introduction of fresh, young and vibrant voices to a new level.”
Those buying concert tickets will receive a code to access six more Amy Winehouse titles on Qello Concerts for a limited time.
Performances at City Winery Nashville and recordings from around the globe, besides spoken-word dispatches from musicians will mark the live-streamed tribute on the singer’s 10th death anniversary.