Celebrating the Power of Music to Make Change was an extraordinary beneﬁt concert amplifying awareness and raising millions of dollars for transformational racial, social, and food justice. Broadcast as a CBS TV Prime Time Special, the event was co-hosted by Golden Globe-winning actor, musician, philanthropist and Founder of Sixdegrees.org Kevin Bacon and Grammy Award-winning rapper, actress and current “The Talk” host Eve, and featured special guest appearances by Bruce Springsteen, John Legend, and Ringo Starr and stellar music lineups spanning genres from Country and Rock, Hip Hop, Latin and Jazz/Funk.
Taking place at the height of the pandemic, Play On was one of the ﬁrst music specials to feature live performances in storied venues throughout America. The event was co-executive produced by Bacon, iconic international fashion designer John Varvatos, Rock the Bells founder and CEO LL Cool J, esteemed CBS This Morning anchor Anthony Mason, RWE partners Greg Williamson and Nicole Rechter, and the talented production team at Done and Dusted. Play On raised money for two long-standing and vital philanthropic organizations, WhyHunger and The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense Fund (NAACP/LDF), with all funds being distributed in a multi-year period by The Play On Fund, which was created and is maintained by SixDegrees.org.