Big Love Benefit Concerts is a production entity created to raise funds for charity foundations, 501(c)3’s and organizations worldwide that serve, educate and empower people in crisis. Born from the song Big Love and the 20 years of serving communities in crisis through Raven Drum Foundation and Project Resiliency, Big Love Benefit Concerts was created by healing artist, teacher and singer songwriter Lauren Monroe with husband and legendary drummer, Rick Allen in February of 2020. Their community outreach and healing events to empower communities through music has touched lives around the world since 2002 and is needed now more than ever.
The Mission of Big Love Benefit Concerts is to create and present world class entertainment and healing experiences through music and the arts for the purpose of raising awareness and financial support for people suffering around the world: thus creating and producing concerts to support communities in crisis with corporate sponsors, generous donors and fundraising initiatives backed by celebrity contributors and partners.
At a time in which the music industry was reeling from the loss of touring and live performance leaving career musicians and music industry workers to struggle through this crisis while facing unprecedented loss of work. Lauren Monroe and husband Rick Allen of Def Leppard hosted a global virtual benefit concert with all proceeds benefitting our charitable partner Sweet Relief Musicians Fund which provides financial assistance to musicians in need. On January 23, 2021 the first Big Love Benefit Concert aired providing immediate financial and emotional health assistance to career musicians and industry workers. Appearances by Rick Allen, Lauren Monroe, Wynonna Judd, Billy Idol, Bret Michaels, Matt Sorum, Allman Betts and others resulted in an extraordinary concert. The Big Love EP, BIG LOVE VIDEO by Lauren Monroe, and for which the benefit concert is named, was released over the summer during the first Covid-19 lockdowns, performed at New York Fashion Week 2020, and is a significant track on “Under the Wolf Moon” LP released in July.