On Saturday, August 8th, VH1 Save The Music Foundation raised nearly $800K at its exclusive HAMPTONS LIVE benefit concert at Julie Macklowe’s summer estate in Sagaponack, NY. The evening, which raised more than twice the amount of last year’s benefit to support music education in schools, was headlined by Jason Derulo with DJs Hannah Bronfman and Brendan Fallis co-spinning.
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The final tally amount raised is still running! Derulo made the breezy outdoor setting into a true hot summer night as he performed some of his most beloved hits with a full band and five backup dancers. His set included Trumpets,” “Want To Want Me,” “Marry Me,” and a shirtless rendition of “Watcha Say,” among others. He was also endearingly eloquent about the cause of the night: “Music has always been a great part of my life, it kept me off the streets,” said Derulo onstage during his Hamptons Live performance. “I feel fortunate that I have this platform where I can speak about things that I actually care about — music is one of those things. All of us being here today is a testament to the great people that started this organization. Let’s give VH1 Save The Music a round of applause.”
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