YOUTUBE AND TWITTER TO LIVESTREAM BAND TOGETHER BAY AREA CONCERT FOR NORTH BAY FIRE RELIEF

GOOGLE TO MATCH DONATIONS VIA YOUTUBE LIVESTREAM AND TEXT TO GIVE

SAN FRANCISCO (November 6, 2017) — Today, Band Together Bay Area, a coalition of business and community leaders supporting North Bay firestorm recovery and rebuilding, announced that YouTube and Twitter will livestream the November 9 Band Together Bay Area concert benefitting North Bay fire relief and ask all viewers to donate to the fire relief fund.

100% of ticket sales from the show with Metallica, Dead & Company, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, G-Eazy, Raphael Saadiq and Rancid, will go to an emergency relief fund established by Tipping Point Community. Tipping Point will direct funds to North Bay community foundations, service providers and government partners supporting the low-income communities hit hardest by the fires. The best seats in the house will be donated to first responders, volunteers and families impacted by the firestorm for an evening of solidarity, respite and hope.

Livestream viewers can donate through YouTube on the night of the show, and by texting TOGETHER to 20222 until January 1, 2018, standard messaging rates apply. 100% of text donations will be given to the Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund thanks to underwriting by Twilio. As a founding sponsor of the concert, Google will also match any donations made through the YouTube livestream and text to give up to $1 million until January 1, 2018. This effort builds on Google and Google.org’s initial support for those affected by the fires.

The coalition also released additional details about the benefit concert. The program will begin at 5:45 p.m. with an interfaith blessing by the San Francisco Interfaith Council, followed by a video tribute to the resilience and strength of the North Bay communities impacted by the firestorm. Raphael Saadiq will kick off the musical portion of the evening, followed by Rancid, G-Eazy, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Dead & Company and culminating with a performance by Metallica. In between each set, local celebrities and athletes, including Renel Brooks Moon, Joe Montana, Barry Bonds and Buster Posey, will honor heroes who rose to the occasion during the tragic fires. The program will also include a moment of remembrance for the victims of the the firestorm.

Viewers can access the five-hour show worldwide starting at 5:45 p.m. PST / 8:45 p.m. EST through the following channels:

  • YouTube — The Metallica YouTube channel
  • Twitter — Available to Twitter’s logged-in and logged-out audience on Twitter and connected devices. The stream will be available to fans in the U.S. on Twitter via @tippingpoint and at live.twitter.com/bandtogetherbayarea. To chat live during the concert, follow @sfgiants and @tippingpoint.

The fires in the North Bay have burned an estimated 200,000 acres and 6,000 homes in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake Counties, displacing thousands of residents. Damage estimates are in the billions of dollars and rising, and the cleanup and recovery efforts will be the largest and costliest in California history.

“Our neighbors in the North Bay have shown incredible strength as a community, and Google is proud to support Band Together Bay Area to help bring critical resources, funding, and support for those affected by the devastating wildfires in Northern California,” said Jacqueline Fuller, VP Google, President, Google.org. “As a founding sponsor, we will help bring Band Together Bay Area to more people by livestreaming the event on YouTube and making it easy for people to donate directly via the livestream.”

Since launching Band Together Bay Area on October 25, more than 60 organizations have come on board to support the relief effort. Members include: AAA Northern California, Airbnb, Another Planet Entertainment, AT&T, Bank of America, Benchmark, BottleRock Presents, Box.org, Citrix Systems, Inc., CODE Advisors, Comcast NBCUniversal, Deloitte, DocuSign, Dolby Laboratories, Facebook, Gap Inc., Gilead Sciences, Goldman Sachs Gives, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Foundation, HP Foundation, Intuit Inc., Kaiser Permanente, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Levi Strauss Foundation, LinkedIn, Live Nation, Masons of California, McKinsey & Company, Northern California Carpenters Regional Council, Oath, Perkins Coie Foundation, Pinterest, Plant Construction Company, Qatalyst Partners, Qualtrics, Quip, RingCentral, Ripple, Salesforce, Salesforce Ventures, Salesforce.org, San Francisco Giants, Shorenstein Properties, State Farm, StubHub, Supercell, SV Angel, Target, Tencent, The Climate Corporation, TIBCO Software Inc., Tishman Speyer, TMG Partners, Twilio, Twitter, UBER, UPS, Verizon, Visa, Webb Investment Network and Workday.

The Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund aims to address urgent needs in the North Bay, such as temporary housing, food, education and healthcare services, as well as rebuilding efforts. Community Foundation of Mendocino County, Gateway to College at Santa Rosa College, Jewish Family and Children’s Services and On The Move have been added to the list of beneficiaries in addition to Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa, Community Foundation Sonoma County, Napa Valley Community Foundation, and the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund, Inc. as part of the North Bay Fire Relief Fund established by the Press Democrat and Senator Mike McGuire.

For more information, to purchase tickets or make a donation, visit bandtogetherbayarea.org.