Circle of Life: A COVID-19 Relief Concert

A 3-day live streaming, music, and entertainment event for charity


May 21, 2021 - The American Red Cross Eastern North Carolina Region, Tricounty Giveback, Smiley’s Unique Entertainment and ViewStub are proud to announce a three-day virtual COVID-19 Relief Benefit Concert. Funds raised through the live streaming event will benefit the Red Cross and their ongoing efforts to maintain a healthy blood supply during the pandemic.


The challenges of the last year have made it difficult for organizations to host events and concerts, Tricounty Giveback, Smiley’s Unique Entertainment and ViewStub are ready to bring people together through music and mission. This three-day, livestreaming concert will air:

  • June 10th, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. (EST)
  • June 11th, 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. (EST)
  • June 12th, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. (EST)

Tickets are available at and $10 of every ticket sold will benefit the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross.

Bands and entertainers from all genres and across the world will perform. Currently confirmed artists include (CTS) Called To Serve, Kylie Trout, Houston Bernard, Sam Cary, Laine Lonero, Dinan, The Messenger Black Truth, Imblog, Black Tie Society, Bent By Sorrow, Old Iron, Stevie Franks, Markus Sanders, Toby Gibson, Toms Handgun, The Muckrakers, Silver Travis Band and Exploding Sun. For more information about artists and band submissions, visit Band submissions are being accepted through June 1.

The Red Cross is testing blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The test may indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to this coronavirus, regardless of whether they developed symptoms. Testing may also identify the presence of antibodies developed after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.


Plasma from routine blood and platelet donations that test positive for high levels of antibodies may be used as convalescent plasma to meet potential future needs of COVID-19 patients. Convalescent plasma is a type of blood product collected from COVID-19 survivors who have antibodies that may help patients who are actively fighting the virus.


The Red Cross is not testing donors to diagnose illness, referred to as a diagnostic test. To protect the health and safety of Red Cross staff and donors, it is important that individuals who do not feel well or believe they may be ill with COVID-19 postpone donation.


About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

About Tricounty Giveback:
Tricounty Giveback is a 501c3 non-profit created to raise funds through music concerts and events for volunteer fire departments, veteran groups, communities, and other partnering non-profits. For more information, please visit


About Smiley’s Unique Music:

Smiley’s Unique Music is a branch of Smiley’s Unique Entertainment with a focus on promoting our artists, hosting/producing live shows, and producing large scale festivals. We aim to continuously push to produce professional show bills through our always growing network of industry leading professionals. For more information, please visit


About ViewStub:

ViewStub is a leading edge, turn-key software platform for any type or size of event. Initially created for hosting online events, this all-encompassing solution is the favorite of event professionals for their event ticketing, video streaming and marketing for online and hybrid events worldwide. For more information, please visit





Cally Edwards