On Friday, May 22 at 7 p.m. EST, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Zach Sang and teenagers across the United States joined forces for a free 2-hour virtual prom called ‘Prom from Home: Under the Living Room Lights,’ which was live streamed on YouTube. Ahead of the virtual prom, country superstar Kane Brown and Restless Road shared their favorite prom memories.
“I went to 5 different proms, cause I went to 5 different high schools. They were all pretty much the same. I was just really excited to graduate,” explained Brown about his prom memories. “I did have fun hanging out with my friends and dancing, but I was kind of the shy guy that really only played sports and kept to himself. But it was fun, and I want to congratulate everyone else that’s graduating in 2020.”
Restless Road’s Garrett Nichols actually didn’t get to attend his prom as he was just joining the band and couldn’t, he explained: “I actually didn’t get the opportunity to go to my senior prom because I had just joined Restless Road and couldn’t make it. I hope you have the best time tonight, have fun, stay safe out there, and we cannot wait to see you guys soon.”
“One of my favorite memories from prom was wearing a suit and tie for the first time. I really felt like a real grown up,” added Restless Road’s Zach Beeken.
Restless Road’s Colton Pack also explained his favorite prom memory: “My favorite prom memory would be the very first year that I went, I had a dance off with a guy. And I thought that I was winning, but then he jumped up and landed in a split, and I lost. But I had a great time and a great night, so you do the same. Go out there and enjoy yourselves, and make lots of memories”
The virtual fundraising event created for 2020 graduates, who were unable to enjoy the ritual due to the ongoing pandemic, raised over $42,600 and counting.
The virtual prom included a performance of Restless Road’s “Take Me Home” featuring Brown, reuniting for the first time since canceling their ‘Worldwide Beautiful Tour’ due to social distancing laws. Other performances included Lewis Capaldi, Blanco Brown, MONSTA X, Finneas, AJR, Noah Cyrus, as well as several DJ sets.