April 16, 2020

Dave Ellefson Youth Music Foundation to Broadcast a Second Fundraising Event

On the heels of a very successful and well-attended online fundraiser last weekend, The Dave Ellefson Youth Music Foundation has decided to do it again. Their “Makeup Test” broadcast will take place on Friday April 17 starting at 6:00 PM PT/9 PM ET as a streaming follow-up show. It will include new segments featuring more celebrity guests.

The show can be streamed on GMEC’s Twitch and Facebook, David Ellefson’s Facebook and YouTube channels, and DEYMF’s Facebook page, or right here:

Says co-host, and co-organizer Thom Hazaert, “With the help of our friends at The Grammy Music Education Coalition, and everyone who supported us, last weekend’s Oh Say Can You Stream! broadcast was an amazing success. In the days after, talking to everyone about the event, and some of our friends who missed, or couldn’t make the original show, he came up with the concept of THE MAKE-UP TEST, which gave us a great opportunity to not only recap the original broadcast, but include some more of our friends. Obviously, our fundraising mission is ongoing, especially as the duration of the lockdown enters more and more uncertain terms every day, and to be purely selfish we just had so much fun we wanted to do it again.”

Adds Ellefson, “Our reach to the hundreds of thousands of people watching on social media platforms, as well as the many radio and television stations around the USA who were airing the stream, has brought a real human touch, which we now know resonated so strongly with the listeners and viewers. A big part of our job as entertainers is to create for our audiences a sense of departure from day to day life. And in the case of this event, it was our humanness which left an even bigger impression on our community of fans and industry alike.

“It is our hope that our creative community is now even stronger as a result of our efforts together on Saturday, and it will serve as a source of connectivity for each of us in these uncertain times affecting our industry. And we look forward to taking a few more laps around the track on Friday, continuing our fundraising mission, and connecting with more of our friends and fans.”

The lineup for Friday’s event includes:

  • Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)
  • Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge)
  • Brian “Head” Welch (Korn)
  • Zach Galligan (Gremlins)
  • Ray Parker Jr. (Hired Gun)
  • Fran Strine (Hired Gun)
  • Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot)
  • Jeff Pilson (Foreigner, Dokken)
  • Jon (Jonny Z) Zazula (Megaforce Records)
  • Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot)
  • Lew Temple (The Walking Dead)
  • Randy Blythe (Lamb of God)
  • Jason Bieler (Saigon Kick)
  • Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit) and more!

For the full lineup and details, please visit ellefsonyouthmusicfoundation.org

The David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation is an affiliate of the GRAMMY Music Education Coalition, a collaborative movement whose goal is ensuring all students in public schools across America have music education.