NewsCoronavirusHelping Each Other

Actions

Lighthouse LIVE is a 12 hour live streaming fundraising event that gives music a mission

Posted at 6:41 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 18:41:43-04

(WXYZ) — Here in Motown, we love our music and we also love to help people in need. Tomorrow the two will intertwine for Lighthouse Live!

It’s a 12 hour live streaming fundraising event! So, dozens of Detroit musicians will be in your house on Saturday! Everyone will have a front row seat to the concert.

Get ready for some magnificent music, motivation, and help ti empower the mission of Lighthouse. It supports homeless children, families and individuals in south east Michigan.

“They’ve gone from feeding about 10,000 people a year to 5,000 a week. and it’s a huge under-taking,” says Detroit entertainment lawyer Harold Hertz.

More than 50 artists from Detroit will be featured over a period of 12 hours. It will be live-streamed on both YouTube and Facebook from 2am to 2pm.

“Every charity right now is struggling to pivot. We’re really thrilled and lucky to have a creative group that happens to include my father," says Ryan Hertz, Lighthouse President and CEO.

The Lighthouse Live Telethon on Saturday will be sensational. Tune in and out or stay the whole time. You will see some new artists and some your favorites too, like Alice Cooper, The Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences Youth Choir, Raye Williams, Karen Newman, Alexander Zonjic, David Winans and our own Stephen Clark.

The goal is you raise $1.5 million. Your donations will help make sure that everyone in our community has a place to stay at home, stay safe and isn’t going hungry during this time.

To watch LIVE and Donate go to lighthousemi.org/live! Enjoy!

You can let us know about a Helping Each Other story we should be covering by emaiing connectwith7@wxyz.com.

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

Read our daily Coronavirus Live Blog for the latest updates and news on coronavirus.

Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Michgian, a timeline of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Southeast Michigan, and links to more information from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC and the WHO.

View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.

Find out how you can help metro Detroit restaurants struggling during the pandemic.

See all of our Helping Each Other stories.

See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.