Will Ferrell & Red Hot Chili Pepper Chad Smith Reunite for Charity
Daniel Kreps, writing for Rolling Stone, covered plans for Will Ferrel and Red Hot Chili Pepper, Chad Smith to reteam for charity for the Red Hot Benefit. The lookalike comedian and rock drummer will try to repeat the success of their previous drum-off pairing by bringing together comedy, music and fundraising for charity including Cancer for College and Silverlake Conservatory of Music. Mr. Kreps is a music writer for Rolling Stone, which covers music reviews, movie reviews, musical artists, free MP3s, and photos of pop culture entertainers.
Trending Article | Daniel Kreps |Rolling Stone | 03/07/2016
Will Ferrell, RHCP’s Chad Smith to Reteam for All-Star Benefit
“I have only one great regret in life and it’s that I never actually celebrated my quinceanera,” actor says of Los Angeles event.
Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and his celebrity lookalike Will Ferrell will reunite in the name of charity April 29th for the all-star Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show & Quinceanera. The Red Hot Chili Peppers and other acts curated by Smith will provide the music for the event at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium, while Ferrell and his Funny or Die team will recruit fellow comedians to perform at the extravaganza.
After years of being confused for one another, Smith and Ferrell finally came face-to-face in May 2014 for a surprise Drum Off on The Tonight Show. Their battle yielded nearly $500,000 for Smith and Ferrell’s respective charities, and the Red Hot Benefit will once again raise money for non-profit organizations: Ferrell’s beneficiary is Cancer for College, while Smith will represent his bandmate Flea’s Silverlake Conservatory of Music.
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Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Pepper YouTube Video Paving the Way to Event Fundraising Success
After raising almost $500,000 for charity during their now legendary drum battle on the Tonight Show, it’s safe to say Will Ferrell & Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer, Chad Smith, will have no trouble selling tickets for their upcoming Red Hot Benefit fundraising event. The YouTube video of the two lookalikes battling it out was published in 2014 but continues to get views with the current total over 35 million.
Star power is a great promotional tool to have at your disposal, but if your organization is short on celebrities to help you publicize this year’s fundraising events, don’t despair, you can make your own video starring your staff, volunteers, supporters and beneficiaries to help you get the word out (smartphones make great cameras!).
If you’ve not yet set up YouTube for your organization, the YouTube Nonprofit Program can guide you through the process as well as provide you tips for using the program to support your cause. You can then use YouTube’s free editing tools to help you put together your own viral-worthy project with video, photos, music and more. Once you complete your video, you can embed it on your website and share the link with supporters via social media, email, and your mobile marketing campaigns to engage supporters and promote your upcoming event.
Summary: Build excitement in advance of your next fundraising event like Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Pepper, Chad Smith are doing with a great promotional YouTube video that engages supporters and which you can share across your social media network and via email and mobile marketing.