Escape Tracks fest

QUEEN NAIJA, BJ THE CHICAGO KID, LUH KEL, ERIC BELLINGER & others join for virtual benefit R&B festival


R&B video platform Escape Tracks has a treat in store for fans this Saturday (May 16). The outlet is partnering with Youtube’s #WithMe campaign to host a free, one-day music fest celebrating R&B music with an incredible lineup, all for a good cause. It’s all taking place on the Escape Tracks’ Official YouTube Channel.

Headlining the Escape Tracks Virtual R&B Music Festival will be “platinum-selling songstress Queen Naija, Grammy-nominated vocalist BJ The Chicago Kid, Grammy award-winning recording artist Eric Bellinger and R&B wunderkind Luh Kel.” They’ll be joining other emerging talents for the event that will collect money and donate all proceeds to the MusiCares COVID-19 relief fund.

The fund supports music creators and professionals affected by the devastating pandemic. As reported by Variety, money is tight for MusiCares and has temporarily stopped accepting new applications for aid.

“With cancelled tours and pushed album rollouts, everyone in the music industry has had to dramatically adjust,” said Escape Tracks founder Kyle Sassi.

“With the gig-to-gig nature of our industry, adjustment is twice as difficult for the thousands of music creators and professionals who are suddenly out of work, left with uncertain futures or stricken ill with the virus without the support of a major label deal or employment or independent funding/savings to dive into during the pandemic.”

The show starts on Saturday at 4PM EST/1PM PST. You can find free tickets for the festival here.

The lineup includes: Queen Naija, BJ The Chicago Kid, Eric Bellinger, Luh Kel, Amaal, Chris Larocca, Elliott Trent, Jazzy Amra, Joyce Wrice, Julius, Levan Kali, Maeta, Maurice Moore, Mikhala Jene, Malachaie, Nakala, Nbdy, Quin, Tasha Angela, Tiana Major9, Tone Stith, Vanjess, and Xavier Omar and special guests to be announced.

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