Grady fundraising concert featuring Cee Lo Green, Black Crowes, Indigo Girls to air Oct. 3

The Black Crowes, the Indigo Girls and Cee Lo Green are among the performers on the "Music Heals" concert to raise funds for Grady Health Systems airing Oct. 3, 2021. AJC FILE PHOTOS
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The Black Crowes, the Indigo Girls and Cee Lo Green are among the performers on the "Music Heals" concert to raise funds for Grady Health Systems airing Oct. 3, 2021. AJC FILE PHOTOS

Credit: AJC FILE PHOTOS

Credit: AJC FILE PHOTOS

WSB-TV will show ‘Music Heals’ at 7 p.m. Sunday.

An hour-long virtual concert to raise funds for Grady Memorial Hospital is airing on WSB-TV Sunday at 7 p.m. featuring Atlanta staples such as the Black Crowes, the Indigo Girls and Cee Lo Green. The event will also be available on the website of WSB-TV, a major sponsor.

The concert is called Music Heals: A Celebration of Grady and will also include other Atlanta musicians Chuck Leavell, Collective Soul, Lecrae, Monica and Morris Robinson.

The Georgia Music Accord, a non-profit formed in 2017, convinced the music acts to take part. It’s chaired by actor and musician Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and recently retired music attorney Joel Katz. It’s working with the Grady Health Foundation, which raises funds for the Grady Health System.

Joselyn Baker, president of the Grady Health Foundation, said management felt it was too risky to hold a traditional in-person gala in 2021 given the shifting dynamics of the pandemic so they came up with this alternative idea. “The concept of music being something so healing and how Grady as an institution heals so many people felt like a great fit and a perfect partnership,” she said in an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Baker said she was heartened by all the volunteer participation by so many big Atlanta artists. “It’s really a testament to the role Grady plays in the community,” Baker said. “It’s also a tribute to the men and women at Grady who have had the hardest 18-19 months of their lives.”

Georgia Music Accord CEO Brad Olecki told the SaportaReport: “The Georgia Music Accord stems from a bunch of people coming together to continue to unify the music industry and celebrate the amazing diversity and heritage that Georgia carries with our music.”

In between the songs during the concert, Grady will highlights its services and the challenges it has faced.

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