Dave Matthews is going to play a solo show live from his home, which will be the premiere episode of “Pay It Forward Live”, a new weekly series being sponsored by Verizon to help support small businesses suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic.
You can watch the 30 minute performance live Thursday, March 26th at 8pm ET/5PT through Verizon’s Twitter account and also through Yahoo.
Verizon says the new series is not just a music show but “a weekly streaming entertainment series that will include music, gaming, comedy and more in support of small businesses affected by COVID-19.”
The company announced details on how the charitable piece will work. Verizon will initially donate $2.5 million to Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and then, over the course of the series, home viewers will be encouraged to support their favorite local businesses. Verizon said it will also offer an additional $2.5 million, bringing the total up to $5 million.
LISC will “used the funds to provide grants of up to $10,000 to businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19.”
Verizon said additional performers for future weekly episodes of Pay It Forward Live will be announced soon.