GOODFest: Introducing our livestream music festival, for good

Introducing GOODFest, a first-of-its-kind livestream festival

It’s been a tumultuous time as we near the end of the year. With people around the country feeling uncertain and divided, we here at GOOD feel it’s time to come together for something good.

Introducing GOODFest, a first-of-its-kind livestream festival for good.


These days, it might seem a bit overwhelming when trying to find a way to effect positive change in the world, but GOOD believes that when we all come together for a shared goal, we can truly make an impact in the world. With that in mind, we’ve done the hard part and sourced five non-profits we feel are most deserving of your attention and help to be the beneficiaries of GOODFest profits. All you need to do is buy your ticket or log in, come have a fun and informative time, and know you’re helping out in a meaningful way.

5 cities. 5 shows. 5 causes.

Here are just a few of the things we’ve got in store for you:

Starting on #GivingTuesday—November 29th—in NYC at BAM Café, GOODFest kicks off with Glass Animals and Preservation Hall Band playing for Generosity, supporting Donorschoose.org and other amazing orgs.

After that, on December 9th, Gogol Bordello and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will perform at The Music Box Theater for Humanity.

Next, we’ve got D.R.A.M. with the Seattle Rock Orchestra in Neumo’s in Seattle on December 12th, doing a show for Earth.

And we’ll close out the fest with two can’t-miss shows in San Francisco and LA — stay tuned for an announcement of the full lineup.

Whether you plan to show up to one of the events in person or tune in from the comfort of your own couch, come together with GOOD so we can all do some good. We’ll save you a dance.

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