SMooCH: Virtual Show, Real Food, Essential Care for Kids

SMooCH is one of our favorite annual fundraisers for two reasons: it’s hard to imagine a better cause, and few fundraisers are more fun! We’re super excited to be a sponsor of this year’s event and hope you’ll join us at 7:30 P.M. on Saturday for what promises to be one of the best shows of the year.

Now in its ninth year, SMooCH (Seattle Musicians for Children’s Hospital) has raised more than $18 million for the Uncompensated Care Fund at Seattle Children’s Hospital. In normal times, the food and music would be served up hot at The Showbox, where the fundraiser has earned a reputation as one of Seattle’s liveliest fundraisers. But, along with so much, Covid-19 has forced some changes this year.

This year, KEXP's YouTube Channel will broadcast the show free of charge on December 5 at 7:30 P.M. The lineup of musicians is nothing short of stunning: Jason Isbell, Angel Olsen, Fred Armisen with Kim Gordon and J Mascis, Bret McKenzie, Yuno, and Ben Gibbard.

Brandy and Pete Nordstrom started SMooCH in 2012 after their infant son received life-saving treatment at Children’s Hospital. Brandy and Pete were amazed by the quality of care for all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. Both musicians themselves, Brandy and Pete started SMooCH to raise funds and awareness for the hospital's Uncompensated Care Fund. All SMooCH proceeds directly help patients and their families at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

“Pete and I feel strongly about community participation, whether it's your local physical community or your community of friends and family across the globe,” says 
Brandy. “Every donation is meaningful. Because if we all chip in, we all make a BIG difference in these family’s lives.”

“Pagliacci is our weekly household favorite, and I’m so grateful for their continued efforts supporting Seattle Children’s Hospital uncompensated care through SMooCH,” says Brandy. “Covid-19 has added many challenges to holding a fundraiser this year, yet those very same circumstances mean that children need us now more than ever.”

Please join us in supporting Seattle Children’s patients and families in our region— because every child deserves quality care, regardless of their ability to pay.

Publish Date: December 3, 2020