On Saturday, August 27, VH1 Save The Music Foundation will be hosting its annual Hamptons Live benefit at a private residence featuring famed female pop group, Fifth Harmony.
VH1 Save The Music’s third annual Hamptons Live, chaired by Julie and Billy Macklow and Chris McCarthy, is an evening of entertainment that acknowledges the importance of instrumental education in public schools.
“As we near our 20th anniversary, The Foundation remains committed to providing every student in America with access to a quality music education,” says Henry Donahue, executive director of VH1 Save The Music Foundation.
The foundation was started as a nonprofit organization that made its mission to restore music programs across the country. Over the past 18 years, the organization has donated over $52 million worth of musical instruments to nearly 2,000 public schools, impacting 2.6 million public school students.
This year, Fifth Harmony will be headlining this year’s benefit as part of their North American 7/27 Tour. Fifth Harmony’s song, “Work From Home” is deemed one of the greatest songs of the summer, which is their first Top Ten hit on Billboard 100. The group has had a successful year so far, winning first-time awards at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and iHeartRadio’s Much Music Awards. The group also won an award at the Kid’s Choice Awards and two awards at the Radio Disney Music Awards.
Joining Fifth Harmony at this benefit is DJ Cassidy, who has performed for President Obama at the White House, Jay-Z and Beyonce’s wedding, Oprah, Kim Kardashian and other high-profile celebrities. This year’s nonprofit benefit will be sponsored by Bai Beverages.
Last year’s Hamptons Live donated a piano to the local East Quogue Elementary School and featured Jason Derulo as the headliner for the benefit. This year the foundation hopes to make another donation to a local public school. The benefit is a great way to end the summer on the East End.
“Each summer, we have thoroughly enjoyed supporting VH1 Save The Music’s noble efforts to keep music alive in schools,” says Julie Macklowe. “There is no better way to wrap up summer than with dancing the night away in the Hamptons and supporting a noteworthy cause.”