Joe Berk Launches "The Pandemic Tour" To Raise Donations for Save The Children
Fast rising country artist Joe Berk embarked on his socially-distanced, fan-funded "The Pandemic Tour" today. He will be making stops in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Utah during the first leg, ending on 12/21.
"The Pandemic Tour" is completely fan-funded, with incentives like t-shirts, drink koozies, music video credits, unique experiences and more rewarded to donors. Joe will start off the campaign by donating 10% of all proceeds to VH1's Save The Music Foundation, which partners with local communities and school districts to build sustainable music programs. Due to Covid-19, many schools have been forced to cut musical arts programs from curriculums, causing extracurricular activities like chorus and band to suffer. The more money raised during "The Pandemic Tour," the higher percentage donated - with an ambitious goal of $1B. If Joe achieves this $1B goal, he has pledged to donate 100% of all proceeds. If you'd like to contribute to "The Pandemic Tour" click HERE!
The tour, which will take place in open fields, driveways and front lawns, will be completely live-streamed, with footage being used in Joe's upcoming music video for his song "Firsts." Covid-19 precautions will be taken at each stop, where attendees will be encouraged to wear masks, remain at least six-feet apart and follow all CDC guidelines.
"They said Joe, you're crazy...there's no way you can just come up with an idea, plan a tour and set off on your journey with only five days notice," he explains. "Well, I'm here to prove all the haters wrong and hopefully put the biggest smile on their faces when I get to their town! My goal is to make this the biggest live music event of 2020, and I'm not going to stop until WE make it happen. Just stay distanced, shout to each other and let's show the world we can still have a party. Imagine something as sick as Fyre Festival, but it actually happens!"