Fantasia's Virtual Fundraiser For Black Lives Matter at The Fillmore Charlotte

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The Fillmore Charlotte was honored to host Fantasia Taylor's powerful fundraiser for the Black Lives Matter movement on their stage. Fantasia’s vision was for a live-streamed performance that would raise funds for amplifying social justice causes all over the world. She knew she needed a world-class venue with state-of-the-art lighting, sound and tech that could deliver an immersive virtual event to thousands of passionate fans. The challenge was not only ensuring her voice was heard during these socially distant times, but also putting together a performance quickly that would benefit the movement now.

Stage at The Fillmore Charlotte

“When we were approached by Fantasia’s team, we knew that this project was bigger than the music, and we jumped at the chance to work with such a talented artist for such an amazing cause,” said Corinna Boulware, The Fillmore Charlotte’s Director of Sales.

Fantasia performs onstage during her Black Lives Matter fundraiser at The Fillmore Charlotte

With just two days to plan, The Fillmore Charlotte team started collaborating with vendors and crew immediately. Our experience in staging events for the world’s most talented performers proved critical as we created a concise timeline for equipment and staff load-in, setup and rehearsal. Understanding Fantasia’s vision and putting her team in the best position to succeed was our primary focus.

Through careful planning and coordination, The Fillmore Charlotte set the stage for Fantasia to deliver a stunning performance that reached over 12,000 viewers and raised well over $100,000 - 100% of which went to families affected by racism in the United States.

Camera operator sits in a rig next to a bank of monitors displaying Fantasia’s performance at The Fillmore Charlotte

Our incredibly talented partners on this event include Carolina Backline Company, who provided us with premium equipment.

The team at Music Matters, who delivered a custom sound experience that was second to none.

Norman Sound Productions, who ensured a seamless live-streamed event with professional full-service audiovisual production. 

Show Producer and Production Designer - Marciano Agabon, played an instrumental role in this all and assisted our PC for the timeline, as well as overall direction of event.

Production crew watch Fantasia’s performance at The Fillmore Charlotte

The crew from LED ATL, whose lighting talents helped bring the performance to life.

DeAngelo Raines of DNR Media Services, who oversaw a wonderful webcast experience.

And lastly, Fantasia, her band and crew - without whose passion and vision, this event would never have happened.

Singers and musicians backup Fantasia’s performance at The Fillmore Charlotte

The Fillmore Charlotte was proud to be a part of Fantasia’s uniquely incredible moment. As a leader in live events, we’re thrilled to contribute to the success of a complex and challenging concept and watch it play out smoothly across our stage. As a community, we’re proud to give a voice like Fantasia’s an opportunity to shine bright.

Fantasia performs onstage during her Black Lives Matter fundraiser at The Fillmore Charlotte

Artists and brands like Fantasia have the opportunity to host live-streamed events from our venues to an at-home-audience. Just like we did at The Fillmore Charlotte, Live Nation Special Events can make your event a fully immersive experience! With over 150 unique venues nationwide, Live Nation Special Events is offering 5 new types of events for Responsible Event that comply with local guidelines keeping safety and health at the forefront. If you’re ready to start planning your virutal, hybrid, regional, mico, or drive-in event, contact Live Nation Special Events today!