Local bands hold Holiday Concert to benefit Concord's Monument Crisis Center

Local bands hold Holiday Concert to benefit Concord’s Monument Crisis Center

CONCORD, CA (12/15/2020) — A network of local, independent musicians known as Concord Couch Concerts (CCC) will hold a fundraiser for Monument Crisis Center on Friday, Dec. 18.  The event, a holiday special titled “A Hella Happy Holiday Special” will be live-streamed on YouTube and Facebook.

At the time of this press release, 19 different acts had lined up for the event. The show includes performances by Radiokeys, KAT van Morgan, Sabertooth Unicorn, STARLUNG, Fooling Marie, Duo Gadjo, and other popular local groups.

Monument Crisis Center is a community-based non-profit family resource center for Contra Costa County. Located in Concord, the Center offers nutritious food, quality resources and referrals to low-income individuals and families.

Fundraising experience

The CCC team has some experience with fundraising efforts. Their first episode was also for charity. “When imagining both events, we wanted to help the most vulnerable in our community.  The choice to make Monument Crisis Center the beneficiary this time around was a no-brainer, given how much they’ve been doing in our community all year,” said CCC founder Dave Hughes.  He went on to explain that unlike previous episodes, the holiday special will be a little different.

“Instead of ten or so artists playing for around 10 minutes each, we’re gonna have twice that playing for half the time.  It’ll be pretty nonstop from start-to-finish.  All performances are holiday songs, half of them are originals. The other half…well, they aren’t Jingle Bells,” Hughes explained.

Bringing community together

Also breaking from their episode format, all artists involved in the holiday special will not display their “tip jars” (PayPal/Venmo links). The united effort will maximize funds raised exclusively for Monument Crisis Center.  CCC hopes that anyone who might feel inclined to tip the artist will instead be a part of this community-driven fundraising effort.

CCC’s “Hella Happy Holiday Special” starts at 8:00 PM sharp, with a hold-screen at 7:45 PM.  For line-up details and additional information, follow the hashtag #CCCHHH on Instagram @ConcordCouchConcerts.

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For more about Concord Couch Concerts, visit their website.