Performers for the Live Events Lift Up Festival, also known as LEVL UP Fest, were announced today (Dec. 11), and include Blake Shelton, Dave Matthews, Jimmie Allen, Jason Mraz, Michael Ray, Shy Carter, The War And Treaty, John Rzeznik from the Goo Goo Dolls, Dispatch, Keala Settle, Mt. Joy, Augustana, Indigo Girls, Lucie Silvas, Annie Bosko, Bre Kennedy, CJ Hammond & Sloane, Veridia, Public, Michael Cerveris, the McCrary Sisters and Sam Wade.
Live streaming from the historic Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 8:30 p.m. ET, LEVL UP Fest is a benefit for the entertainment and events industry that has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The livestream will be available on NoCap Shows and Twitch.
Making special appearances will be rock legend, Roger Daltrey, actor/comic and poet, Steve Connell, Michael McDonald, Kenny G, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, All-American Rejects’ Nick Wheeler, Greta Van Fleet, Adam Gardner from Guster, Ray Parker Jr., Jerry Dipizzo from OAR, Taye Diggs, The Fray’s Ben Wysoki, The Harleys accompanied by Dublin Gospel Choir, Jim Sheridan of Ireland’s The Late Late Show, and Co-Host of Sirius XM The Highway, Storme Warren. Also from SiriusXM, Nicole Ryan from Hits 1 The Morning Mash Up, will host the evening live from The Ryman.
“Creating an incredible live show is what our team, and all of our production partners, do best. Speaking up, drawing attention to ourselves…not so much. We’re an industry of people who work behind the curtain, blending into the background, making our artists, entertainers, and guests the focal point in everything we do. We’re humbled to now have so many of them supporting us, showing their appreciation for their crews, and amplifying the message of Live Events Lift Up Festival,” said LEVL UP Fest Co-Founder and SVP of Sports & Fan Entertainment for PRG, Eileen Valois.
LEVL UP Fest’s presenting sponsor, Complete Health Partners—a Nashville-based healthcare clinic—is donating COVID-19 testing and medical consultation services for both the rehearsal and the live performance in order to reduce the risk of spread of the virus. More than 100 rapid tests will be administered by Complete Health Partners.
“As a local healthcare clinic, we’re here to serve our community, first and foremost. Our neighbors and our friends right here in Nashville are the people who make live music happen all over the country, and we know they’re hurting right now. We’re glad we can play a part in making this benefit event happen,” said Dr. Ty Babcock, owner of Complete Health Partners.