Featuring chart-topping singer-songwriters Jason Derulo and Rachel Platten, the MI Charitable Foundation’s sixth annual summer concert will be an online-only event for the first time in 2020.
The concert will be streamed on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 8-10 p.m. This is a free event but there will be opportunities for viewers to donate if they choose. All funds raised will benefit the MI Foundation’s local, regional, and national beneficiaries. Additionally, MI Windows and Doors will be matching all donations dollar-for-dollar up to the first $100,000.
“We are elated to have Jason Derulo and Rachel Platten performing this year,” MI Windows CEO Matt DeSoto said. “They’re both fantastic singers, as evidenced by the fact that they’ve each had hit songs in multiple countries.”
A Florida native, Derulo has 11 platinum singles to his credit, including “Whatcha Say,” a 2009 hit that reached No. 1 in the U.S. and New Zealand. During his decade-long career, he has collaborated with Snoop Dogg, Nicki Minaj, and many other pop music superstars.
Platten, whose 2015 hit, “Fight Song,” reached No. 6 on the American charts, won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2016 for her live performance on “Good Morning America.” She has also appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The X Factor,” “The Talk,” and “American Idol.”
The concert’s opening act will be “Smooth Like Clyde,” a popular group out of Harrisburg, Pa., that has been called the top cover band in Central Pennsylvania by multiple outlets. In addition, the Summer Concert will feature inspirational videos from some of the MI Foundation’s beneficiaries, including Homes for Our Troops, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
“When we first started planning the 2020 summer concert, we had no idea that we wouldn’t be meeting in person,” DeSoto says. “But I think we’ve put together a fantastic program. One that will give our customers, suppliers, friends, and team members from around the country a chance to learn about the many wonderful causes that the MI Foundation supports. And we’re planning to have a lot of fun, too.”