Get ready to see Billie Eilish and Finneas, up-close and personal. On Wednesday, April 22 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, the Grammy-winning siblings will perform a special and intimate concert direct from their home for Pay It Forward Live, Verizon’s weekly streaming entertainment series in support of small businesses affected by COVID-19. Their performance will be archived and available on demand here for one week.
“Small businesses are a crucial part of our community, and it is so important that we support them during this crisis,” says Eilish. “I am honored to be able to call attention to these local businesses, who have made an impact on my life, and are trying to make the world a better place.”
Verizon will donate $10, up to $2.5 million, to support small businesses for each use of the hashtag #PayItForwardLive during the event.
Eilish and Finneas will also be highlighting various small businesses near and dear to them, as well as participating Support + Feed plant-based restaurants in New York City and Los Angeles. Support + Feed was launched by their mother, Maggie Baird, and aims to help support local restaurants, and in turn feed those in need and on the front lines. By encouraging the community to gift meals via participating restaurants, Support + Feed will help facilitate CDC regulated, coordinated food deliveries to vetted organizations, hospitals, first responders, senior centers, homeless shelters and women’s centers across Los Angeles and New York City. For more information, go to supportandfeed.com, and also check out Yahoo Entertainment’s interview with Baird about this initiative.
Sibling superstars Eilish and Finneas are the latest headliners for Pay It Forward Live, Verizon’s weekly streaming concert series to support small businesses affected by COVID-19. The exclusive shows kicked off last month with Dave Matthews, and have continued in recent weeks with Alicia Keys, OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder and country superstar Luke Bryan.
Over the course of Pay It Forward Live, viewers are encouraged to tag their favorite local businesses and do what they can to support them — shop online, make a purchase in advance for when the crisis is over and the businesses reopen, or order a meal.
More information can be found at Verizon.com/PayItForwardLive.
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