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BENEFIT announces SHAED as headliner for its 2023 Crossroads Music Festival

BENEFIT announces SHAED as headliner for its 2023 Crossroads Music Festival  Multi-platinum D.C.-based trio to perform on Friday night of live music event benefiting nonprofits in Loudoun County LEESBURG, Va. (August 17, 2023) – BENEFIT’s Crossroads Music Festival is back and bigger than ever. Expanding to two evenings of live music, Sept. 15 and 16, to raise funds for nonprofits serving the Loudoun County community, the event will feature SHAED , a multi-platinum Washington, D.C.-based trio, headlining the Friday evening segment.                                     SHAED SHAED — Chelsea Lee, her husband Spencer Ernst, and his twin brother Max Ernst —spent much of 2018 and 2019 supporting their global breakout single, “Trampoline,” which has nearly 2 billion streams to date, has received feverish radio play — #1 on the Alternative and Rock Airplay charts — and has been used in multiple television shows. The trio has toured worldwide both as a headliner and at festivals, including perfo

BENEFIT becomes nonprofit organization

LEESBURG, Va. (August 8, 2023) – In 2016, a small group of Loudoun County community members had the idea to use live music to bring people together to raise awareness about the need in the community and foster a culture of giving. Now, after several years, multiple live music performances, and approximately $134,000 in proceeds raised and distributed to nonprofit organizations serving Loudoun County, BENEFIT announces it has officially become a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.   BENEFIT , a coalition of musicians and community leaders, was  established  in 2017 as a program that was supported and guided by several organizations while the group grew and began forming its own groundwork to become a nonprofit organization.   “Similar to many startups, BENEFIT began as a small program that was nurtured within larger organizations,” Ara Bagdasarian, BENEFIT co-founder and president, said. “However, through continuous growth over the years, we reached the point where we were able to branch