SKOOKUM and Music Heals are partnering on Covers For The Cause, challenging musicians to raise money to increase access to music therapy while also providing those same musicians with an opportunity to play the inaugural music festival, September 7-9 in Stanley Park.
Through the Covers For The Cause fundraising platform, artists have the opportunity to engage their fans by building a fundraising page here and offering personalized videos of cover songs by request, in exchange for a tax-deductible donation to Music Heals. Videos of the cover songs requested include a dedication to the donor and are posted on the artist’s YouTube channels and/or sent directly to donors.
The band that raises the most money between May 14 and July 13 will play SKOOKUM Festival.
As part of Covers For The Cause, every artist who raises over $1,000 gets to pick which accredited music therapy program their money goes to – so they have the option to fundraise for one close to their heart.
“SKOOKUM is proud to partner with an organization that increases access to music therapy for patients in children’s hospitals, senior’s centres, palliative care, at-risk youth and bereavement support, and more,” said Paul Runnals, festival director. The inaugural SKOOKUM festival is produced by BRANDLIVE in collaboration with Virgin Mobile and will feature over 50 stage performances by some of the biggest names in music, including The Killers and Florence + The Machine.