The Disco Biscuits‘ 90-minute live performance from the field at an empty Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday night, generated over $75,000 in donations, and had almost half a million viewers across all platforms.
Presented by Live Nation, “The Disco Biscuits Take You Out to the Ball Game” was a free, livestream performance from the infield dirt at the home of the Philadelphia Phillies, calling upon viewers to make charitable contributions while they watched, with 100% of all proceeds benefitting the PLUS1 For Black Lives Fund (blacklives.plus1.org).
Donations will be distributed to various organizations including Urban League of Philadelphia. Fans and supporters watched the show live on the official YouTube & Facebook pages for The Disco Biscuits, Phillies and Live Nation, as well as on Live Nation’s Live From Home platform.
The Disco Biscuits Take You Out to the Ball Game partnered with PLUS1 (PLUS1.org) to fight against anti-Black racism and violence in the United States through the PLUS1 For Black Lives Fund by supporting Equal Justice Initiative, The Bail Project and Impact Justice, while also reserving funds for grassroots organizations. The PLUS1 For Black Lives Fund is centered on empowering black communities, transforming the criminal justice system, and building equitable and dignified systems.
“What an incredible experience to reconnect with my band members and our fans,” said Marc Brownstein, bassist, the Disco Biscuits. “We are grateful to our partners at Live Nation and the Philadephia Phillies for this platform to share our music and raise awareness of PLUS1 and help the Black Lives Fund. Thank you to all of our fans who tuned in and helped us raise a significant amount of money to help PLUS1.”
“We have been sidelined for three months and it felt so good to play together as a band again,” added Brownstein. “I have been to this Ball Park so many times and it took me a while to realize no one was going to be here but us. It was a lot of fun and we can’t wait to do it for real in front of a live audience when we can all be together again.”
“That was totally insane getting to play live again as a band,” said Aron Magner, keyboardist, the Disco Biscuits. “We had so much fun. It took a few seconds for it all to sink in and for me to absorb what was going on here at Citizens Bank Park. We have played on nearly every type of stage and now we can say we played at the home of the Phillies. We hope everyone who watched the stream at home had as much fun as we did and we hope everyone will continue to support PLUS1 and make contributions. They’re doing great work and we appreciate their involvement.”