David Crosby, Rufus Wainwright, Sheryl Crow & more playing virtual Joe Biden fundraiser
Bernie Sanders fundraising concerts went virtual once the coronavirus put a stop to huge in-person gatherings, with Bon Iver, Soccer Mommy, Neil Young, Jim James, and The Free Nationals among many who performed, but we haven't seen the same sort of events hyping Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. Here's one that happens on Thursday, May 28, though: Whoopi Goldberg and Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth host "Rock Out on a Night In with Vice President Joe Biden," streaming at 8 PM ET. David Crosby, Rufus Wainwright, Sheryl Crow, Joe Walsh, and Jimmy Buffett are set to perform, and a donation to Joe's campaign of $250 or more gets you access to the stream.
On Facebook, Wainwright wrote, "I met Joe Biden years ago at the first LGBTQ reception since the Clinton administration hosted by Obama at the White House. It was an incredibly moving event. I met a lesbian couple who were in tears. They said all their lives they have been protesting outside of the White House and now they were invited in. I was impressed with Joe Bidens' sincerity, energy, enthusiasm and embrace of the LGBTQ community. It is now an honor to support his campaign by singing at a virtual fundraiser for his campaign tomorrow, along with Sheryl Crow Whoopi Goldberg Joe Walsh and so many other wonderful people. You can purchase a ticket if you’d like to attend, but do be warned that this event is a fundraiser and I don’t decide the ticket price!"